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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Just finished a fantastic intro to ski touring 2 day course with our very knowledgeable instructor Malcolm. There were 6 of us on the course (not inc Malcolm) and all completely new to ski touring and varying levels of ski experience. Malcolm adapted the course when required to suit all and took our course at a speed that was comfortable for everyone. The result being that we all had a fantastic time. The weather took a drastic turn for the worse with the heavy snow on the 2nd day and safety was put first cutting our time on the slope short. However we were probably all quite glad as we were definitely feeling the physical demands ski touring puts on your body by then lol. All in all, a well organised and thoroughly enjoyable course. We'd definitely recommend and would look at trying out the other courses on offer in the future. Thanks to the team, Barry, Ellie, Ant, Peter, our excellent guide Malcolm and event organiser Liam for a brilliant 2 days. Scott and I are properly knackered but loved sharing this experience with you all.Just finished a fantastic intro to ski touring 2 day course with our very knowledgeable instructor Malcolm. There were 6 of us on the course (not inc Malcolm) and all completely new to ski touring and varying levels of ski experience. Malcolm adapted the course when required to suit all and took our course at a speed that was comfortable for everyone. The result being that we all had a fantastic time. The weather took a drastic turn for the worse with the heavy snow on the 2nd day and safety was put first cutting our time on the slope short. However we were probably all quite glad as we were definitely feeling the physical demands ski touring puts on your body by then lol. All in all, a well organised and thoroughly enjoyable course. We'd definitely recommend and would look at trying out the other courses on offer in the future. Thanks to the team, Barry, Ellie, Ant, Peter, our excellent guide Malcolm and event organiser Liam for a brilliant 2 days. Scott and I are properly knackered but loved sharing this experience with you all.

runnerlady100 edinburgh, March 2019
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