Rock climbing courses in the Wye Valley this week have benefited from gorgeous spring weather, with dry rock and clear skies encouraging lots of teams out, especially now the clocks have gone forward allowing longer days. We have been concentrating on some of the more technical aspects of rope work and gear placement etc. as well as polishing up some lead climbing skills. I'll have to repack my rucsac, though for the end of the week, as I'm back up to Scotland for some more winter mountaineering courses - or should that be 'spring' mountaineering courses ! Hopefully the recent high temps. won't have melted all the snow away !