And they're off! #winterskills #wintermountaineering

15th December 2019

Great conditions and happy clients make for a good start to our winter season.

This weekend we've had four different winter skills courses running, each enjoying the challenging but fun conditions we have at the moment. 

Undertaking winter skills or any other type of winter mountaineering training early in the season means you have lots of time left to get out and practice. Hopefully we're in for a bumper season and our 24 lovely clients this weekend will manage to get out lots.

There were plenty other ski touring and winter climbing teams out enjoying themselves too.

Our next 5 day ski touring course starts on the 20th Jan. If you fancy learning all the backcountry skills, please get in touch: https://www.cairngormadventureguides.co.uk/winter-courses/intro-to-ski-mountaineering

 

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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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