Cairngorm Adventure Guides Blog Archive Dec 2016

Winter is on its way!

19th December 2016

What started off as the perfect winter soon became the warmest December ever!

Fortunately this week sees a return to cold weather with some big storms hopefully bringing in lots of snow. We've had to reschedule and adjust a number of courses. The weekend we ran a two day 'winter' skills course with the limited snow about, as well as a five day mountaineering course that started.

Fingers crossed this is the start of a great winter.......

Here are some photos from the weekend and some from a ski tour on Bynack Mor a few weeks ago to show the difference, and how it should look.

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Winter Skills Course Scotland

 Cairngorm Adventure Guides Winter Skills Course Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Winter Skills Course Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Ski Touring Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Ski Touring Scotland

Great early season conditions

23rd Nov 2016

There's been a great return to winter after a recent brief thaw. There have been plenty folk out ski touring, getting early season routes climbed and walking.

With stable and cold weather forecasted into December we've got our first winter skills course starting on the 3rd Dec and ski touring, mountaineering and another winter skills course starting on the 17th Dec. 

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Winter Skills Course Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Ski Touring Scotland

 

 

Winter has arrived in the Cairngorms

6th Nov 2016

The last week has seen low temperatures and snow arriving on the hills. The start of the season is always exciting and it's great conditions have started to build early, long may it continue.....

It's been nice to watch the seasons changing over the last month, especially in the Cairngorms National Park. We've been hill walking in Torridon in the sunshine, film safety and locations work on Skye for Mountain and Water Safety Specialists, a couple of surfs at Sandend and some sport climbing and road biking in Mallorca. Here are a few photos...

There's a 10% discount on five day courses booked before December, and don't forget to check out our Adventure Ski Week which should be absolutely awesome.

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Winter Climbing Course Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Winter Climbing Course Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Winter Climbing Course Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Winter Climbing Course Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Film Safety Work

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Film Safety Work

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Film Safety Work

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Surfing Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Hill Walking Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Hill Walking Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Hill Walking Scotland

October Newsletter

Blogging has been slack at best this summer, but focus is now definitely onto winter!

One of the most exciting things about this winter are our Winter Walking, Adventure Ski Touring and Classic Climbs weeks. There is more information about these on the newsletter and website, however the Adventure Ski Week will be using vehicles to access some remote mountain areas that rarely get skied. This is an exciting first and we can't wait!

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August 4th 2016 

Another long spell of blog slackness! The last five or six weeks have seen pretty mixed weather, but we're definitely holdng out for an 'Indian Summer'. Living in the hope of better weather is key to survival in the Highlands!

We've had teams on the Aonach Eagach in Glen Coe, climbing days at Huntly's Cave, Dunkeld and Cummingston, various hill walking days and film safety for Mountain and Water Safety Specialists.

There has also been plenty of scope for personal climbing, surfing and a recent sailing trip to Barra.

Some photos below to give a flavour of the last month and a bit.

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Hill Walking Scotland

Lucy who was with us for a walking course, climbing six munros in five days!

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Hill Walking Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Rock Climbing Scotland

Peter and Neil enjoyed a days climbing at Dunkeld.

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Rock Climbing Scotland

A beautiful evening in Edinburgh during some film safety work.

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Hill Walking Scotland

Happy after a traverse of the Aonach Eagach

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Hill Walking Scotland

Traversing the difficulties

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A bottlenose dolphin off Mull.

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Home for an evening in Castlebay

Blog June 2016

20th June 2016

We've definitely been slack on the blog front of late. In part becuase the weather's been so good and we've been out climbing, but also this is a busy time of the year working for Mountain and Water Safety Specialists on film productions. 

Nonetheless, we've had some great days climbing at Reiff, on The Curved Ridge in Glen Coe and the Cioch Nose near Applecross. We also did a small amount of climbing/ bouldering in Northumberland at the weekend. Here are a few snaps....

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Rock Climbing Scotland

 

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Rock Climbing Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Rock Climbing Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Rock Climbing Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Rock Climbing Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Rock Climbing Scotland

 

Blog catch-up

May 2016

Spring was late arriving this year, but finally it did and it hasn't disappointed. This last week has been great with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the mid 20's, long may it continue! April was very mixed with some warm spells but equally some unseanonably cold conditions too. Normally April is all about rock climbing in the North West and spring snow ski touring, and although we got a bit of that done, folks were still skiing fresh powder and winter climbing until very recently!

Here are some photos of some of the stuff we've been up to; rock climbing in the North West at Gruinard Bay, climbing in Glen Nevis, the Aonach Eagach and a Ben MacDui and Carngorm on Monday. 

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Rock Climbing Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Hill Walking Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Hill Walking Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Hill Walking Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Rock Climbing Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Hill Walking Scotland

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Hill Walking Scotland

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