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winter mountaineering course

This weekend was the last winter course we have run and I’m proud to say that we have introduced 53 people to winter mountaineering. It has been a challenging winter from the start. There wasn’t a lot of snow to start with in January and as much as fell in February it was just skin...
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This week has seen some really good winter conditions. We had a good cover of snow in most areas and even the Cairngorm Ski area is planning to open the top runs for the first time this season. There is still hope for a good winter. The walk in to Ciste Mhearad was a bit...
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The start of the 5 day winter mountaineering course was first wet on Saturday. We managed to find a decent spot for most of the skills. Sunday was pretty wild high up with winds of up to 70mph and blizzard conditions. Therefore we stayed low at the Glenmore forest and did a fair amount of...
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Looks like the snow has returned. Lets hope there is some more on the way.
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Winter Mountaineering inversions
The last 5 days has seen some really mixed weather. On Saturday we had milder weather with some spindrifts. Because of this the snow gates to Cairn Gorm Mountain were not open. Therefore we went to Drumochter, which had some really good snow conditions. The snow was a bit soft, but really good for doing...
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Coire An-t Sneachda
The start of the 24-28 February winter mountaineering course saw some really good weather and mostly low avalanche risks. However, the beast from the east with Siberian winds was looming. By the last night when we were out snowholing it hit us. In the morning we had zero visibility and temperatures of -10C or colder....
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Winter Skills Course
This weeks course was fantastic with some good winter weather. Monday has stripped some of the thinner snow lower down, when it rained at summit level, but high up it managed to consolidate very well into nevee at most areas above 800m. The snowholing from Tuesday was really good at Ciste Mhearidh. There were some...
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This season Unexplored Scotland is proud to support Alex Barrat on his quest to climb a mountain in the Himalayas to raise awareness of autism. Here is his story: So just how and why would you climb a 20.305ft snow and ice covered peak in the Himalayas? It was a typical wet and windy Lake...
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Winter Mountaineering Scotland
As Autumn in Scotland is in full swing Winter is not far now. It’s only a month or so when you traditionally start getting the first snow in the Scottish hills. We have therefore introduced another great season with 2 day Winter Skills Courses, 5 day Winter Mountaineering Courses and a winter camping on the...
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