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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Great day Me and friends had a winter mountaineering skills day with Matt & Graham. There knowledge in the area was fantastic. Teaching us the safety we needed whilst being in the mountains in a practical and theoretical setting, being able to implement when out in the mountains. Personally, with having a physical disability, I found that they were great. Letting me develop my skills individually whilst supporting me at the right time. Overall, great safe day out in the mountains with some excellent guides.

Keiran B, Feb 2018

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