A bit of a challenge! #winterskills #wintermountaineering #skitouring

22nd January 2020

The mixed bag of weather has continued through January so far, with cold spells followed by warmer weather. For the most part we've managed to make the most of conditions and have had winter skills, ski touring and guided climbing teams out. 

This week in particular has been a challenge. Fortunately it turns cold again at the weekend, so fingers crossed it stays cold for longer this time.

In many ways this is the nature of Scottish winter; unpredictable and unsettled. It makes the good days even better when you appreciate how hard won they are!

We have limited availability on February courses now, but there are some places on some of the winter skills and ski touring courses. Please get in touch if you would like some training. 

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We had a really fantastic experience with Cairngorm Adventure Guides! Liam, who helped us organise our trip, was flexible, friendly and answered all our questions. Our guides Rich (3 days) and Gill (1 day) were amazing guides, extremely knowledgeable and just all round lovely people. Pros: All technical gear (except boots) are included in the price making things easy and inexpensive if you don’t own technical equipment. The course itself is very flexible (especially if with friend/partner) as the guiding ratio of 2:1 means the course can cater to you whether you are new to mountaineering or experienced. Have I mentioned how fantastic the guides were!? Both our guides were incredibly knowledgeable and shared their expertise to teach us about reading the conditions, avalanche risk, and kit management, all whilst being out in the mountains! We felt safe at all times and our guides were excellent at finding our comfort levels and making sure we safely pushed our boundaries. Cons: None!!!!! For beginning or improving your climbing/ mountaineering skills, I would 100% recommend these guys. I am actually in the process of trying to get back out with Cairngorms adventure guides and I only returned from my previous trip with them trip 3 days ago! Thanks Rich, Gill and Liam!

HenryT1992 London, United Kingdom, Mar 2018
Hostelling Scotland

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