Mixed weather but good mountain conditions. #winterskills #skitouring #winterclimbing #cairngorms #scotland

28th January 2018

As always we're really grateful to all the folks who book with us, but epsecially those who keep the faith even when the weather's looking wild.

That was certainly the case this weekend. After a week of mixed  but often nice settled weather, conditions deteriorated just in time for Saturday!

All last week and this weekend we've had teams out doing winter skills, winter climbing and ski touring, all having a good time and finding good conditions.

When's there's lots of snow and sunshine it's easy. The skill of our amazing guides is delivering excellent courses on the most unlikely of days.

More of the same this coming week. Can't wait.

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5 day intro to winter climbing course We had a great experience with Cairngorm Adventure guides! From the first contact with Liam, we enjoyed his flexible and friendly attitude, and whilst it is not an all-inclusive course like some of the others on offer, he gave us all the information we needed to organize accommodation and gear hire. That said, the only piece of technical gear that wasn't provided were boots, so that made it pretty easy and not too expensive. The course itself is very flexible (especially if you are doing it with a friend/partners, since the client:instructor ratio for this one is 2:1), so can cater to any experience level. Jon, our instructor, was very knowledgeable and friendly and tailored the course to what we wanted to do (remembering that it's Scotland in winter, so the weather is always going to be a factor). We had a physically tough first couple of days, but it was clear Jon was using his knowledge of the area and experience of the weather and forecasts to make the most of the time we had. We got in a decent amount of climbing (although I find I always wish I'd been able to do a little more, whatever climbing situation I'm in!), lots of skills practice and a good amount of theory; as well as experiencing the full range of winter weather, from the crispest of winter days with great snowpack and ice, to horizontal snow and 90mph gusts. For beginning or improving your skills in a variety of outdoor activities, I would 100% recommend these guys. Thanks Jon and Liam!

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