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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We had a really fantastic experience with Cairngorm Adventure Guides! Liam, who helped us organise our trip, was flexible, friendly and answered all our questions. Our guides Rich (3 days) and Gill (1 day) were amazing guides, extremely knowledgeable and just all round lovely people. Pros: All technical gear (except boots) are included in the price making things easy and inexpensive if you don’t own technical equipment. The course itself is very flexible (especially if with friend/partner) as the guiding ratio of 2:1 means the course can cater to you whether you are new to mountaineering or experienced. Have I mentioned how fantastic the guides were!? Both our guides were incredibly knowledgeable and shared their expertise to teach us about reading the conditions, avalanche risk, and kit management, all whilst being out in the mountains! We felt safe at all times and our guides were excellent at finding our comfort levels and making sure we safely pushed our boundaries. Cons: None!!!!! For beginning or improving your climbing/ mountaineering skills, I would 100% recommend these guys. I am actually in the process of trying to get back out with Cairngorms adventure guides and I only returned from my previous trip with them trip 3 days ago! Thanks Rich, Gill and Liam!

HenryT1992 London, United Kingdom, Mar 2018

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