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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Terrific, attentive and caring team with great customer service I'm writing a review in March 2020 in the midst of the covid19. I had booked a course right at the time that the pandemic was getting worse and unfortunately had to cancel my trip with Cairngorms Adventure Guides. The Caringorms team were very helpful and accommodating at this time when so many other tour/transport companies were being difficult about their T&Cs. I can't thank them enough of how understanding they were to my particular situation. The customer service team were thoughtful and attentive and this can only reflect that their guides/teachers and company as a whole share the same ethos. I've since then changed my booking for February 2021 and cannot wait to attend!

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