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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Winter Mountaineering days one and two

Scottish winter mountaineering course
Reena and Paul enjoying the atmospheric winter weather

Scottish winter mountaineering course rope-work
Winter mountaineering rope-work

Scottish winter mountaineering course step-cutting
Scottish winter mountaineering course step-cutting

Scottish winter mountaineering course crampon practise
Scottish winter mountaineering course crampon practise

Winter mountaineering course Cairngorms
Winter mountaineering course Ciste Gully Cairngorm

Ski course Ciste Gully Cairngorm
Ski course Ciste Gully Cairngorm

Winter skills crampon practise and crevasses
Winter skills crampon practise and crevasses!

Reena and Paul winter mountaineering course
Reena and Paul winter mountaineering course on Cairngorm

 Days one and two of our Scottish winter mountaineering course could not have been more different!

Day one stunning winter weather to practise winter skills and day two windy, wet and mild to look at navigation and winter mountaineering rope-work in comfort and in preparation for the wintry mountain weather tomorrow and for the rest of the week!

Friday, 11 January 2019

Proper winter is arriving for winter mountaineering and winter skills courses soon!

Guided winter climbing
Guided Winter Climbing

Winter mountaineering and guided winter climbing
Winter Mountaineering and Introductory Winter Climbing

Winter Skills and Winter Navigation
Winter Navigation using Map and Compass

Winter Skills Scotland
Scottish Winter Skills for Universities and Clubs

Winter Skills
Winter Skills Scotland

With all the weather forecasts predicting a period of unseasonably cold temperatures from the middle of next week, fingers crossed, snow and ice conditions should be good for our five day winter skills and winter mountaineering course starting on the 26th-30th January 2019.

We are also running an open two day winter skills course on the 26th-27th January 2019 too.

As always private instruction and guided winter climbing can be arrange at dates to suit.

Details of ALL our winter skills courses and guiding can be found here >>>

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Winter returns and so do winter climbers!















A quick but brief return to winter bringing the hard mixed winter climbing routes into good condition however the buildup is still poor for the easier snow and ice routes and the snow gullies. It's to get a bit warmer over the next few days before the return of winter proper later next week!
Details of our winter courses can be found here as well as guided winter climbing here.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Scottish Winter Mountaineering Course Availability

winter mountaineering Scotland
Winter Mountaineering course based in Aviemore, Scotland
We have two places still available on our next five day Scottish winter mountaineering and introductory winter climbing course based in Aviemore, Scotland. The winter mountaineering course starts on Monday 14th January 2019 and can be booked directly online here>>>

Scottish winter mountaineering
Alpine Winter Mountaineering in the Cairngorms, Scotland
We are also running a two day winter skills course starting on the same date which has two places still available and this can also be booked direct online here>>>

winter skills course Scotland
New Year Winter Skills course based in Aviemore, Scotland
If these dates don't suit you can view all our winter courses running in Scotland here>>> or alternatively you can arrange private guiding and instruction.

guided winter climbing
Father and son team Guided Winter Climbing in Scotland



Friday, 4 January 2019

Winter Mountaineering Skills above the cloud!

Cairngorm winter skills and mountaineering course, Aviemore

Cairngorm winter skills and mountaineering course, Aviemore

Cairngorm winter skills and mountaineering course, Aviemore

Cairngorm winter skills and winter mountaineering course, Aviemore

Cairngorm winter skills and mountaineering course, Aviemore

Cairngorm winter mountaineering course, Aviemore

Cairngorm winter mountaineering course, Aviemore

Cairngorm winter mountaineering course, Aviemore

Snow-hole, Cairngorm winter mountaineering course, Aviemore

Cairngorm winter walking course, Aviemore

Cairngorm winter walking skills course, Aviemore

Another great winter skills and Scottish winter mountaineering day on Cairngorm with Islean and Alec and a great start to the New Year. We managed to get plenty of navigation practise, crampon practise on little cornices and on crevassed terrain, lunch in a snow-hole as well as basic rope-work and abseil techniques!
Bullet hard snow, sun and absolutely stunning views across Scotland above the sea of cloud together with the most amazing sunset as we headed back down.
After the two day winter skills course Islean and Alec are now ultra keen to come back for the full winter mountaineering and winter climbing courses.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

New Year Winter Skills

Cloud inversion from the summit of Cairngorm

Cairngorm winter skills course

Cairngorm winter skills course

Cairngorm winter skills course

Step cutting on Aviemore New Year winter skills course

Cramponing in Ciste Gully on Aviemore New Year winter skills course


Cramponing in Ciste Gully on Aviemore New Year winter skills course

Cramponing in Ciste Gully on Aviemore New Year winter skills course

A cloud inversion at summit level, rock hard snow and ground and a good start to the winter skills course with Islean and Alec. We had perfect cramponing and step cutting conditions though sliding on the hard icy snow to practice ice axe arrests was a definite no no as was any slip or trip!