Autumn vibes

12th November 2020

As is often the case at this time of year, winter comes and goes from the summits. 

Some mornings you open the curtains to snow sprinkled mountains, others it's lashing rain.

A few personal Munro bagging days recently have been a sharp reminder of how unpredictable and variable conditions are in the Scottish Mountains.

On Aonach Beag last week, from 900m we found knee deep snow drifts and unforgiving temperatures. Goggles were sorely missed as we were pelted with spindrift. It felt like a January day. Although crampons were not needed this time, winter boots were essential for warm, dry feet.

It is also now dark by about 5pm. It can be very easy to underestimate how long a hill day will take you so a headtorch is now an essential piece of kit to have in your bag...and make sure you have spare batteries!

Every day the car park outside gets a little frostier. Winter is creeping towards us and here at CAG we are getting really excited to get into the mountains to share experiences, teach and encourage folk to get out there and explore. 

Courses are filling up so please visit our course pages or get in touch to book your adventure.

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Cairngorm Adventure Guides 2 day Winter Mountaineering Intro One of the most rewarding weekends I have had in the hills. The guy's were knowledgeable.. calm.. and controlled through all the types of weather the Cairngorm mountain threw at us. Learnt a lot, at a controlled pace... I.e. no information dump... I left feeling more confident about getting out on the hills... and getting of them in bad weather if need be. I'll use these guy's again no problem. Enjoy.

Yohn Y, Jan 2019
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