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1st March 2017

After a fairly driech weekend (well done to all those who survived and kept smiling) it's turned out to be a really cracking week. 

For us it's been more winter skills, winter mountaineering and ski touring. Although at times challenging, conditions have also been excellent for learning and practicing new skills on. We've had a mix of private winter skills teams, women only groups and our open courses all out making the most of it. 

It feels though it'll be a late winter this year. Fingers crossed for skiing right though until May!

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Fantastic value for money, excellent course I did a Winter Skills two-day weekend course in early February 2019. It was excellent, very well organised and super value for money. There were 4 of us on the course with one instructor so we got very specific and personalised feedback throughout. We covered all of the key skills, including navigation techniques, ice axe arrests, walking in different types and gradients of snow, using crampons, identifying snow conditions and potential dangers. Laurie was a great guide, very patient, extremely knowledgeable and experienced. The course included an hour of 'classroom' learning before we got into the mountains and minibus transfer to and from the mountains each day. I feel confident about going into the mountains in winter now, fully equipped with the necessary skills and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the course and Cairngorm Adventure Guides.

EmRebecca, March 2019
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