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17th January 2019

The last couple of weeks have been pretty dire on the mountains and at times not as wintry as we'd like (despite the photos!).

We've cancelled a few courses but have still a few winter skills and mountaineering trips. As always, our team have managed to eek out the best of conditions to ensure they deliver the best possible experience.

Things have turned wintry again and the forecast is promising. There's still a bit to go before the skiing and climbing will be fully in, but let's hope this is the start of it!

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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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