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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Johnny was our guide for the day and his positive attitude made our learning experience fun despite the brutal Scottish winter conditions. He took time to understand what we wanted and tailored the course to meet our requirements - all in all, a great first introduction into winter mountaineering - makes me want to get out into the mountains again!

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