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Experience unique and unrivalled beauty on our walking holidays

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.

Autumn Munros

Tour dates: 15/10/2017

Duration: 6 days, 7 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

Guided hiking holiday: Roaring stags, ginger heath and a dusting on the tops - mountain walking at it's most colourful

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Advanced Winter Navigation

Tour dates: 24/11/2017

Duration: 2 days, 2 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

Winter Mountain Navigation weekend course

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New Year Winter Skills - 5 days in the winter Cairngorm mountains

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

Duration: 5 days, 6 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

Hogmanay winter skills course teaching crampon, ice axe and navigation skills based in the Cairngorms National Park

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

Tour dates: 19/01/2018, 15/02/2018, 06/03/2018

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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Winter Affric Shangri La

Tour dates: 03/02/2018

Duration: 5 days, 6 nights

Grade: 4 out of 5

Guided winter hiking in the Highlands of Scotland

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Knoydart Winter Wilderness Expedition

Tour dates: 10/03/2018

Duration: 6 days, 7 nights

Grade: 4 out of 5

Winter Walking in Knoydart, on the west coast of Scotland

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