Winter Skills

3rd December 2017

Yesterday was the start of our 2017/18 work season. Ed and Nick wanted some winter skills training ahead of a mini expedition they are doing. 

There has been lots of snow recently and very cold temperatures. Although it warmed up over the weekend, conditions have survived well and will only improve later this week when it snows again.

We also made it out for a very short ski tour. Great to have the skis on again.

A good start to the season

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Fantastic value for money, excellent course I did a Winter Skills two-day weekend course in early February 2019. It was excellent, very well organised and super value for money. There were 4 of us on the course with one instructor so we got very specific and personalised feedback throughout. We covered all of the key skills, including navigation techniques, ice axe arrests, walking in different types and gradients of snow, using crampons, identifying snow conditions and potential dangers. Laurie was a great guide, very patient, extremely knowledgeable and experienced. The course included an hour of 'classroom' learning before we got into the mountains and minibus transfer to and from the mountains each day. I feel confident about going into the mountains in winter now, fully equipped with the necessary skills and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the course and Cairngorm Adventure Guides.

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