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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.

Outlander Adventure Experience

Tour dates: 15/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 05/10/2017, 21/10/2017, 24/04/2017

Duration: 4 days, 5 nights

Grade: 2 out of 5

Follow the footsteps of your ancestors and experience Outlander to the full with this hiking tour in the Highlands of Scotland

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£645

2 Day Mountain Navigation course in the Cairngorms National Park

Tour dates: 03/11/2017, 20/04/2018, 22/06/2018, 21/09/2018

Duration: 2 days, 2 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

Navigation weekend in the Cairngorms National Park

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£245

Highlands of Scotland: Self-guided walking tour in the Cairngorms

Tour dates: 04/11/2017

Duration: 1 week

Grade: 3 out of 5

Self-guided supported hiking routes in the Cairngorms National Park, Highlands of Scotland

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£413

Advanced Winter Navigation

Tour dates: 24/11/2017, 19/01/2018

Duration: 2 days, 2 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

Winter Mountain Navigation weekend course

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£245

New Year Winter Walking

Tour dates: 27/12/2017, 27/12/2018

Duration: 4 days, 5 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

A chance to discover the winter wonderland of the Cairngorms National park during the Christmas holidays - learn some skills and do some snow hiking

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£677

2 day winter skills course

Tour dates: 01/01/2018, 09/02/2018, 09/03/2018, 23/03/2018

Duration: 2 days

Grade: 3 out of 5

Winter walking skills in the Cairngorms

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£250

5 Day Winter Skills Course

Tour dates: 01/01/2018, 10/02/2018

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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£570

Classic Winter Cairngorms

Tour dates: 12/01/2018

Duration: 6 Days

Grade: 4 out of 5

A week of winter walking in the Cairngorms

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£780

Gentle Giants

Tour dates: 12/01/2018, 13/04/2018, 24/08/2018

Duration: 2 days/weekend

Grade: 2 out of 5

Guided hiking weekend - Mountain walking in the Cairngorms

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£285

Snowhole Expedition - guided winter mountain walking & over night snow-hole

Tour dates: 19/01/2018, 15/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 30/03/2018

Duration: 3 days, 4 nights

Grade: 4 out of 5

An incredible overnight experience in the high winter mountains of the Cairngorms National Park

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£475

2 Day Mountain Navigation course in the Cairngorms National Park

Tour dates: 22/01/2018, 19/03/2018, 06/04/2018, 13/05/2018, 24/06/2018, 19/08/2018

Duration: 2 days, 2 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

Navigation weekend in the Cairngorms National Park

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£245

Winter Munros - guided winter mountain walking

Tour dates: 03/02/2018

Duration: 5 days, 6 nights

Grade: 4 out of 5

An all inclusive guided winter walking holiday in & around the Cairngorms National Park

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£665

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