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8th February 2019

Conditions improved dramatically during the last week of January (fortunately). Almost overnight temperatures dropped and snow began accummulating.

We've been busy with lots of winter skills, ski touring and winter mountaineering/ climbing courses. As much as conditions have improved there have still be a few challenging days here and there, so well done to our hardy clients for sticking with it.

Tomorrow is the start of the February half-term holidays and this year looks to be busier than ever with 75 folks out on 25 different course over 9 days! This will be a test of organisation!

There's plenty of winter left. Please get in touch if you'd like some winter training or guiding.

Liam 

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Excellent couple days of private guiding (saved our trip) Chris and I spent to days with Rory from Cairngorm Adventure Guides. Rory was fantastic. He manage to maximize the amount we learned, tailored his instruction to our levels of expertise, and adapted the whole trip on the fly to the weather conditions. Without the help the trip would have been a total write-off. We'd come up to Aviemore the previous year and been blown off the mountain by 80 MPH winds. This year, we had 100 mph winds (AGAIN!) with the added obstacle warm weather melting almost all the climbable gullies. Fortunately... we had a guide! Rory completely saved the trip. One the first day - with winds making the mountains unclimbable - we went to sheltered crag nearby and got in a full day of climbing and instruction. The second day we only had the warm weather to contend with, but Rory plan a great day - up the one gully that was still climbable, down into another valley and then a multi-pitch climb back up to Cairngorm Mt. So in essence - (1) Rory was great, and (2) you can't rely on Scottish weather, so hiring a local guide company like Cairngorm Adventure Guides is a very good idea. Without the local expertise our trip would have been a total waste; instead we had a great weekend a learned a huge amount about efficiently and safe climbing.

w7626YZgXp, Feb 2019
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