Lots of snow in the Cairngorms #winterskills #skitouring #wintermountaineering #winterclimbing

17th February 2018

After a couple of wild days this week is was great to see how much snow had been put down in the Highlands. There are 15ft high snow drifts on the Cairngorm Mountain ski road and great coverage across the mountains in general. Nonetheless, great care is needed and good route planning to avoid avalanche terrain.

It's been another good week for us with mountaineering, ski touring and winter skills teams out. All teams had to get 'creative' this week with their venue choices to avoid the stormy weather. These days can work as a well deserved semi-rest and theory day.

Our various ski teams have enjoyed skiing to and from the van at all their locations- a sure sign of a good winter seaon.

We have limited availability on ski touring and winter skills course in March now and a few random free dates, if you'd like to join us.

Next week high pressure begins to develop, which although will mean a slight increase in temperature, we can hopefully expect some excellent neve to form and to have some temperature inversions.

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Back again after first 2 day bespoke winter skills course last year, to build on that time. Once again just excellent, friendly, flexible day. Jon our instructor was top-notch and completely got what we wanted to get out of this day, pushing us too but not too far! That takes a lot of experience and skill and we're so grateful The second day we were on our own which was great too- some errors but we learnt alot. We're looking to return next year to do a 5 day winter mountaineering/climbing course! Seriously can't wait for next year!!!

Mark-JCW210 Bromley, United Kingdom, Feb 2018

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