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Saturday, 21 January 2017

Windier but still Stunning!

A nice sunny day but with a strong biting wind as I headed up and over east for some video which I've now edited and uploaded to Youtube at https://youtu.be/i7PyvALY72c ...

Friday, 20 January 2017

Scottish Alpine Climbing Video from Today!

Alpine Conditions and Bullet Hard Snow!

Cairngorms 20th January 2017, great weather and where there is substantial snow on eastern aspects, really good fun Grade 1 and 2 climbing conditions.
However take care, crampons are essential and watch out for bullet hard ice on the bare ground!
Some of the steep bare ground is pretty lethal as it has frozen hard and very icy in places with very serious rocky runouts ;-(
Lots more photos on Facebook here.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Ace Skiing in the Cairngorm Forest Trails :-)

It's been pretty stormy recently and despite a good dump of snow over the Scottish mountains a lot of the snow has actually been blown off!
The good news is that the snow has been blasted into sheltered lee aspects, the lower hills and the forest trails, creating excellent sheltered cross country ski conditions in the Cairngorms.
So if you get the chance why not get out on the skinny Nordic skis while you can and explore the snow laden enchanted forest trail,s rather than battle it out in the wind scoured mountains ...
The video was filmed on the cheap chinese £50 Xiaomi Yi Action Camera!

Monday, 9 January 2017

Winter Skills, Navigation and Snow-holes on the Cairngorm Plateau.

The calm before the storm and another bright but milder day practising navigation on a round of the Northern Corries. 

Brett and the two Marks had fun exploring snow caves as well as checking out snow patches and the remaining winter routes - the good news is that winter returns with a vengeance next week!

There are lots more photos showing the snow conditions on our Facebook page and in the Winter Conditions 2017 Album, but you will need to like the page at https://www.facebook.com/CairngormMountainGuides/ to view them all ;-)

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Winter Skills above the Clouds!

A lovely cloud inversion and good snow and ice for our weekend Winter Skills with Brett and the two Marks 

Friday, 6 January 2017

Alpine Climbing Conditions on Cairngorm 5th January 2017

A bit of a hike but well worth it for a fun winter mountaineering and winter climbing adventure in the heart of the Cairngorms and with the bonus of near perfect weather, ice and snow!

More photos can be found on our Facebook album here.

Two places still left on this weekends Winter Skills course running on the 7-8 January 2017 so what are you waiting for, book now!

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year and New Winter Skills!

Happy New Year from the heart of the Cairngorms!

Due to a recent cancellation we are now running a two day Winter Skills course on the 7th-8th January and an intro Winter Climbing and / or Winter Mountaineering course on the 7th-11th January 2017.

There's also availability on other dates in January as well as February 2017, for dates see here.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Winter in Scotland and Spanish Hot Rock!

Winter has arrived in the Cairngorms and several winter routes have already been climbed, just as we leave for some hot rock climbing in Spain!

We are away until the end of November and will be taking winter skills bookings by email and text...

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Winter 2017 Course Dates

We've just returned from our summer in the French Alps and will be soon heading off on our annual November Hot Rock trip to Spain but have finally managed to catch up on some of the admin and update our Winter Course Dates for 2017 which can be found here.
We've already had lots of group booking for February 2017 so if you want to book a Winter Skill course you'll need to be quick!

Saturday, 4 June 2016

A quick hit on the In Pinn

An early start from Slochd to bag the In Pinn on the Skye Cuillin with Steven then back home to a midge free Cairngorm for tea!
More photos on our Facebook album here.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Cuillin Ridge Munros with Michael (28-31 May 2016)

Great weather and great company ticking off the Black Cuillin Munros with Michael :-)
lots of great photos on our Facebook album here