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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We had a really fantastic experience with Cairngorm Adventure Guides! Liam, who helped us organise our trip, was flexible, friendly and answered all our questions. Our guides Rich (3 days) and Gill (1 day) were amazing guides, extremely knowledgeable and just all round lovely people. Pros: All technical gear (except boots) are included in the price making things easy and inexpensive if you don’t own technical equipment. The course itself is very flexible (especially if with friend/partner) as the guiding ratio of 2:1 means the course can cater to you whether you are new to mountaineering or experienced. Have I mentioned how fantastic the guides were!? Both our guides were incredibly knowledgeable and shared their expertise to teach us about reading the conditions, avalanche risk, and kit management, all whilst being out in the mountains! We felt safe at all times and our guides were excellent at finding our comfort levels and making sure we safely pushed our boundaries. Cons: None!!!!! For beginning or improving your climbing/ mountaineering skills, I would 100% recommend these guys. I am actually in the process of trying to get back out with Cairngorms adventure guides and I only returned from my previous trip with them trip 3 days ago! Thanks Rich, Gill and Liam!

HenryT1992 London, United Kingdom, Mar 2018
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