Be prepared to adapt..or in some cases completely ignore some of the fundamentals...especially "always turn out, away from the mountain". The mountain course will teach you some great standard practices, but you will constantly need to apply and adapt them. This becomes relevant above the treeline, in marginal weather. Never lose reference. Cling to that #### like your life depends on it. it does. Common sense prevails. If something doesn't feel right, it likely isn't. Always leaving yourself an "out" is in my humble, probably the best thing to take away from a BCFS mountain course.