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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Five day Winter Skills course, fantastic experience! A group of five inexperienced mountain men had a great time learning new skills, including ice axe arrest, walking on flat ice, navigating steep snow slopes, avalanche awareness. We had two guides through the week, both highly professional and responsive to our goals and desires. Liam was so helpful in sorting out gear for members of the group lacking gaiters or a jacket, for example, and also organising other things, like lifts back to the youth hostel and prompt pick up off the mountain. I can't recommend CAG highly enough!

roryengland1996 Oxford, United Kingdom, Jan 2018

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