Excellent conditions, at last! #winterskills #winterclimbing #skitouring

26th February 2020

After such a lean start to winter that was then followed by mixed cold and windy weather, it's very very good to have some excellent condtions.

At present ski touring conditions are excellent with a good coverage to lower levels and plenty of fresh snow to go at. We've had teams at all the usual haunts and have managed plenty of personal ski tours too.

Our winter skills courses continue to be very popular (which is excellent) and even when we've had wild and windy weather there has at least been good amounts of snow at lower altitude venues we've been able to use.

There have been a number of avalanches recently, so please make sure to check out the latest forecast and plan your day before heading out- https://www.sais.gov.uk/

If you fancy some winter skills training or joining us on our Winter Walking Week (https://www.cairngormadventureguides.co.uk/winter-courses/winter-walking-week) please get in touch.

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The course was a great introduction to winter walking in Scotland. We were a group of 6 plus Liam our guide. On the first day we spent a few hours in the youth hostel covering theory, kit and issues such as avalanche risk before heading towards Cairgorm to practice arrests,navigation and techniques for walking in snow with and without crampons. The second day was a mountain journey which took us to the summit of Cairngorm practicing our winter skills en route and in an area of more plentiful snow to the south of the mountain. The course was very well organised and enjoyable. Liam was the ideal guide - friendly, knowledgable and unflappable.

arrrjimlad, Jan 2020
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