And so it begins, winter 2019. #skitouring #cairngormsnationalpark #aviemore

26th November 2018

Temperatures have dropped and snow has been falling for the last week or so on the mountains. With social media getting everyone excited about the forthcoming winter season, we nipped out for our first ski tour of the season. While lots of fun, conditions were ok higher up but very limited lower down....

We've had a very busy year working on film sets looking after crew and cast in mountainous and watery film locations (www.mountainandwatersafety.co.uk). Last week we were doing some water rescue CPD. Always very worthwhile, even if it was a touch chilly at this time of year!

Our winter courses are beginning to fill up and we're looking forward to the next few months. Pleaes get in touch if you'd like some winter training or guiding.

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Excellent couple days of private guiding (saved our trip) Chris and I spent to days with Rory from Cairngorm Adventure Guides. Rory was fantastic. He manage to maximize the amount we learned, tailored his instruction to our levels of expertise, and adapted the whole trip on the fly to the weather conditions. Without the help the trip would have been a total write-off. We'd come up to Aviemore the previous year and been blown off the mountain by 80 MPH winds. This year, we had 100 mph winds (AGAIN!) with the added obstacle warm weather melting almost all the climbable gullies. Fortunately... we had a guide! Rory completely saved the trip. One the first day - with winds making the mountains unclimbable - we went to sheltered crag nearby and got in a full day of climbing and instruction. The second day we only had the warm weather to contend with, but Rory plan a great day - up the one gully that was still climbable, down into another valley and then a multi-pitch climb back up to Cairngorm Mt. So in essence - (1) Rory was great, and (2) you can't rely on Scottish weather, so hiring a local guide company like Cairngorm Adventure Guides is a very good idea. Without the local expertise our trip would have been a total waste; instead we had a great weekend a learned a huge amount about efficiently and safe climbing.

w7626YZgXp, Feb 2019
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