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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.

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

Lairig Ghru Logistics

Available: May - Sept (min 4; max 8) Please enquire for larger groups

Duration: 1 day, 2 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

Self-guided walking challenge over Scotland's most famous mountain pass in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park

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£200

Big Mountain Weekend

Available: Nov, Dec

Duration: 2 days

Grade: 2 out of 5

Guided walking weekend - Munro walking in the Cairngorms

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£285

Highland Munros

Available: summer

Duration: 6 days, 7 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

A classic, comprehensive exploration of the Cairngorms National Park and it's many facets

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£0

Cairngorm Discovery

Available: April to October

Duration: 3 days, 4 nights

Grade: 1 out of 5

Family adventure tour of the Grampians, getting under the skin of the Highlands

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£543

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

Classic Torridon

Available: September

Duration: 1 week

Grade: 3 out of 5

Guided walking holiday in the Highlands of Scotland

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£1105

Spirit of the Cairngorms

Available: spring and autumn

Duration: 3 days, 4 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

Guided walking break in the Cairngorms - culture and walking series

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£0

The Hills round Braemar

Available: Apr, Jun, Sept, Oct

Duration: 6 days, 7 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

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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£0

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

Cairngorm MTB Classics

Tour dates: 29/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 11/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 09/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018

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

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