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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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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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