Knowing how to dig a snow hole could save your life!

This hole took us about 4 hours to dig, but once it was done, it was warm inside and a lot of fun!

Once you’ve dug the main platforms you can dig out some shelves to put things on, and the most important thing is to smooth off the walls and ceiling, so you don’t get any drips falling off!!!! We had 3 blue-sky days and covered a whole range of mountain skills, from ice axe and crampon work, to self-arrest, snow anchors and a lot of navigation around the plateau – good times!