Mixed emotions as the season draws to an early close :-(

24th March 2020

What great conditons we've seen in the last few weeks!  Not for the first time in recent years, we have enjoyed a great late season as winter draws to a close and we start to feel spring in the air.  Our ski touring, winter mounteering and winter skills teams have enjoyed fantastic bluebird days; of course it wouldn't be Scotland without some really testing weather also being in the mix, but these were great opportunities to practise navigation and test kit!  Incidentally orange was defintiely the jacket colour of choice this year!

Just as we were getting used to blue skies, great snow and daylight well in to the late afternoon, the inescapable impact of COVID-19 became clear here in the Highlands.  It is impossible to responsibly continue to invite you to Aviemore and lead groups in to the hills.  With a heavy heart we have taken the tough decision to cancel all remaining winter courses for this season.  We are really touched by the response as we have managed these bookings with you over the past week or so, thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

The Cairngorms are not going anywhere, and we can't wait to get back to normal once this awful situation is passed, and share them with you.  Please stay safe and enjoy all the great written and online media that exists about our fantastic mountains.

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Fun, varied and useful Our guide Johnny took us out on a cold and wintry but not very snowy day for winter skills training. We found patches of snow to practice self-belay and ice axe arrest, and learnt winter navigation skills, with flora and fauna pointed out along the way. The day was very much tailored to our group's needs and abilities so everyone was challenged but not pushed too far. Really fun, educational and useful for future winter walks.

Alice M, 01/02/2020
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