Great winter conditions continue #winterskills #wintermountaineering #skitouring #cairngorms #scotland

4th February 2018

The great run of weather and good mountain conditions continues!

Today, Sunday, was another one of those days that makes it all worth while. Social media is going into overdrive just now as everyone shares their weekend adventures. Hopefully you made it out too.

At CAG we're in full winter courses mode with lots of teams out doing winter skills, winter mountaineering and ski touring as well as a number of private/ bespoke courses. Regular updates are on our Facebook and Instagram feeds.

Having the skills to be safe in the mountains means getting out when it's grim and practicing, that way on days like today you can really enjoy it.

We're pretty much at capacity now for Feb, just the odd place here and there on ski touring courses. There's plenty life left in winter yet, so hopefully we'll see you in March if you're not already coming to join us this month. 

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5 day intro to winter climbing course We had a great experience with Cairngorm Adventure guides! From the first contact with Liam, we enjoyed his flexible and friendly attitude, and whilst it is not an all-inclusive course like some of the others on offer, he gave us all the information we needed to organize accommodation and gear hire. That said, the only piece of technical gear that wasn't provided were boots, so that made it pretty easy and not too expensive. The course itself is very flexible (especially if you are doing it with a friend/partners, since the client:instructor ratio for this one is 2:1), so can cater to any experience level. Jon, our instructor, was very knowledgeable and friendly and tailored the course to what we wanted to do (remembering that it's Scotland in winter, so the weather is always going to be a factor). We had a physically tough first couple of days, but it was clear Jon was using his knowledge of the area and experience of the weather and forecasts to make the most of the time we had. We got in a decent amount of climbing (although I find I always wish I'd been able to do a little more, whatever climbing situation I'm in!), lots of skills practice and a good amount of theory; as well as experiencing the full range of winter weather, from the crispest of winter days with great snowpack and ice, to horizontal snow and 90mph gusts. For beginning or improving your skills in a variety of outdoor activities, I would 100% recommend these guys. Thanks Jon and Liam!

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