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Andy, our lead instructor, has now been delivering Winter Skills courses and Navigation courses in the Cairngorms National Park for over 15 years. He’s amassed a large amount experience and has developed tried and tested coaching techniques through the feedback of many previous guests. Read the full description...

All the winter skills and navigation courses are delivered in a structured way relating the various skills and techniques to each other and not teaching them in isolation.

His coaching techniques allow you to quickly grasp the concepts and winter skills or navigation and map reading skills, and you get a real understanding of the subject with you leaving confident in your choice of technique(s) in terms of the prevailing conditions and situation. Classroom work is generally kept to an hour at the beginning and the end of the day with the emphasis being on practical experience in the mountains.

As with all good coaching it isn’t all a one way street. Every winter skills or navigation course is based from our own lodge meaning there is a plenty of opportunity for your feedback and informal discussion with Andy over meals, etc allowing a good degree of tailoring as the course progresses. With us the coaching is not just a 9 to 5 operation! The Cairngorms also provide us with a huge variety of terrain to practise there various skills from the testing high plateau with it’s steep flanks, to rolling moorland and beautiful Caledonian Pine Woodland.

This is all wrapped up with Rebecca’s delicious home cooking and Cake O’clock in front of a roaring fire. So come and visit the Cairngorms and give us the pleasure of helping you develop your skills and confidence in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

Private guiding

Available: all year

Duration: 1 day

Grade: 1 out of 5

An experienced guide can add incalculable depth of knowledge to a walk. Our guides, especially Andy, have years of experience in the Highlands

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£165

5 Day Winter Skills Course

Available: Jan - Mar

Duration: 5 days, 6 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

Winter Skills in the Cairngorms - ice axe & cramponing skills, winter navigation plus a whole lot more

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£0

Superlative Skye

Available: September

Duration: 6 days, 7 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

Guided walking trip exploring Trotternish Peninsula, north of Portree on Skye

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£940

Winter Skills Weekend

Available: Jan - Mar

Duration: 2 days

Grade: 3 out of 5

Winter walking skills in the Cairngorms

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£0

Hike 'n' Bike (2 days)

Available: all year

Duration: 2 days, 2 nights

Grade: 2 out of 5

Guided bi-modal weekend - Munro walking & biking in the Cairngorms

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£396

The Hills round Braemar

Available: Apr, Jun, Sept, Oct

Duration: 7 days, 8 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

Explore Royal Deeside and Lochnagar along the footpaths which have been graced by royal feet

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£890

Cairngorm MTB Classics

Available: April to December

Duration: 3 days, 3 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

A great long weekend break for the mountain biking enthusiast. Accessible bike rides from the door of your accommodation

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£282

Trekking with a donkey (France)

Available: April - October

Duration: 5 days, 4 nights

Grade: 1 out of 5

Trekking with a donkey through the French countryside

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£540

Under Your Own Steam

Available: April to October

Duration: 2 days, 2 nights

Grade: 1 out of 5

An off-road biking break for all the family in the Cairngorms National Park. Suitable for all ages (car free)

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£180

Highland Explorer

Available: Easter to October (min: 4 people)

Duration: 1 Week

Grade: 1 out of 5

The best of what the Scottish Highlands has to offer active groups

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£917

Magical Mull

Available: September

Duration: one week

Grade: 3 out of 5

Six days exploring the magical landscape of the west coast Scottish island of Mull on a guided walking and wildlife holiday

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£962

Family Adventure Holidays in the Highlands of Scotland

Available: April - September (min: 4 people)

Duration: one week

Grade: 1 out of 5

The best of what the Scottish Highlands has to offer active families

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£917

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