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Winter Skills in the Cairngorms

20-21 January 2018
Two days of winter skills based in the Cairngorms Richard Kermode was leading....

The winter conditions were looking good as I met up with Carol, Suzanne, Harsh, Neil, Maciek and Andrew for a weekend winter skills course in the Cairngorms. We had a wee intro to winter clothing whilst fitting the crampons with the....

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Winter Skills in the Cairngorms

13-14 January 2018
Winter skills 2-day event based in the Cairngorms Johnny Walker was leading....

After a good few weeks of powdery snow that made coaching winter walking skills a wee challenge, it was nice this weekend to get some consolidated neve and ice to work with. The only but, (isn't there always a but?), is that Saturday....

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Beinn a'Ghlo - the last and first of the years

2 January'18
Winter hikes and runs on Beinn a'Ghlo. Steven and Emma were leading....

The first route of the New Year lived up to its name - Beinn a'Ghlo translates as hill of the mists - and it did not disappoint! It was an early start, with snow and strong winds forecast from late morning we were on our way soon after first light. After....

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Cairngorm in winter

28 December 2017
A winter's day hiking to the summit of Cairngorm Richard Kermode was leading....

I met up with Bradley & Laura at the Cairngorm Ski centre after some heavy overnight snow had fallen. We had a quick chat and equipment check before changing our original plan and heading for the windy ridge to make for the summit of....

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Glencoe Munros

27-28 December 2017
Winter days in Glencoe bagging the Munros on Etive Mor and Bidean nam Bian Johnny Walker was leading....

One of the facts about winter walking is that you never seem to get the same conditions twice. One day you will be cramponing over perfect neve all day, and the next you will be skittering and scraping about o....

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Bagging a few Munros around Lochaber

19-21 December 2017
Three days hiking up a few Munros around Lochaber, including Beinn a'Bheithir and Carn Mor Dearg. Steven was leading....

Hayley and Izzy wanted a few days hiking in and around the Lochaber area. The intention was to mop up a few stray Munros left on their to-do lists. There were several to choose from, which gave....

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Creag Meagaidh and neighbours

9-10 December 2017
Weekend of guided winter hiking up Creag Meagaidh and the neighbouring Munros north of Loch Laggan. Johnny was leading....

Two really good winter's days this weekend on Creag Meagaidh and her neighbours. What you want in winter is ice, snow and challenge, and the Saturday had that aplenty, with a biting Northerly....

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Arrochar Alps

25-26 November 2017
Weekend of very wintery conditions on the Arrochar Alps. John Walker was leading....

One of the exciting things about winter walking in Scotland is that it is unpredictable. One of the frustrating things about winter walking in Scotland is that it is unpredictable! It's an inescapable fact, but one which makes it....

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