This week I'm working with professional adventurer Ben Thackawray who has some big plans for the future. Our aim was to develop his skills as an independent mountaineer. With a rather wet and warm forecast for the west coast of Scotland we opted to make the drive over to the Cairngorms. The Fiacaill Ribs in Coire an t-Sneachda gave us the perfect training ground to look at rope systems, building belays, stance management. and abseil descents. There was a reasonable amount of avalanche debris in the coire but still some huge cornices threatening many of the routes.