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Glencoe Munros 2018

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Bob Cahill

I would like to thank you for the fantastic week of winter Munros in the Glencoe region.

It will be a week of excellent memories for me – the dramatic mountain scenery, the fantastic walks with enough challenge to make it interesting, the interesting mix of fine weather and cloudy conditions all made for a thoroughly enjoyable week. Added to this was the enjoyment of mixing with a great group of people who all shared a common passion for the mountains.

The walks that Andy selected were well chosen for the combination of great views and a sense of achievement once you reached the summit. The planning and execution of each day was very professionally done – no fuss, well organised and with flexible plans to cater for variable weather.

We were very well catered for with Rebecca’s excellent culinary skills and meal times were enjoyable for both the food and the excellent company.

Many thanks, and I look forward to future adventures with you.

Glencoe Munros 2018

Barrie Woodcock

Thanks to both of you for an excellent week of food and entertainment in and around Ballachulish.

New Year at Fraoch Lodge

Sue and Ant Waton

We felt we had to write to thank for your tremendous hospitality during our Hogmanay stay. The evening at Grantown on Spey will be etched in our memories for years and we are very tempted to book with you again for the end of 2018. As usual we met some great people, ate extraordinarily well and thoroughly enoyed the beautiful Cairngorm landscapes. We are working on fitness - it would be extra special to come back next year and manage some big walks to boot.

We have successfully repeated some of your great food recipes, particularly the squash and fennel lasagne (alas with bought fresh pasta) and apple sticky toffee puddings and are adding them to our own repertoire. Thank you. We really hope to be up again before too long; Boat of Garten is a magical place.

Classic Winter Cairngorms

Winter walking in the Cairngorms

John Desmond

this is a quick note to say thanks, especially to you for taking the time to produce those very tasty veggie dishes during my stay, which was most appreciated. Also, many thanks to Andy for providing us with some great walking experiences and good-humoured company over the week - and for lending me his pliers a couple of times. I'm thinking at some stage of the Lairig Ghru and the service you offer seems very good - so maybe next year at some stage

Classic Winter Cairngorms

winter walking

Michael Wainman

Thank you again for a very enjoyable week. Andy's knowledge of the mountains and of the geology, flora and fauna, together with the welcoming and homely atmosphere and Rebecca's cooking makes for a great combination

The Empty Quarter

Suilven, Assynt, Scotland

Catriona Mulligan

Many, many thank for such a fantastic week in Assynt. I really enjoyed it and realised just how much I missed being in the mountains. I would love to join you on another trip.

You both worked extremely hard to make it easy for us. Rebecca - all your hard graft in the kitchen was greatly appreciated. It could not have been an easy task feeding all of us, although you always made light of it. Both your expertise and underlying values shone through everything you did.

How Andy kept up his good-humoured guiding with all of us to cope with, I will never know! But he did - and so thank you very much. I thought he did a great job and I'm sure it wasn't an easy task.

The Empty Quarter

Dermot Liggett

Hiking in the Highlands of Scotland:
Thanks to both of you for a wonderful time (strictly that thanks should be to three of you – Gregor did play a small but very important part in that week). The walking was superb with quite phenomenal views in every direction plus the cooking was very special – especially the tea and cake – but most of all it was being a small part of family life made it home from home and that is something I will remember for a long time. How you both do the organisation I just do not know - getting myself organised is tough enough but I cannot imagine what it would be like to do that for an entire group. You have found the perfect mixture of treating things with seriousness when it is called for and yet still maintaining a friendly and very welcoming outlook to all of the clients that are lucky enough to book one of your trips.

Skye for hillwalkers

Mary McFarlane

What a great week we had for our Skye scrambles. Delicious food, excellent company, fantastic scenery and superb weather – couldn’t ask for better.

Winter Munros

Walking holiday in Scotland

Bob Cahill

Well, where to start? The Winter Munros was a magnificent holiday for me. The combination of stunning mountain scenery, like minded companions, excellent guiding and great hospitality ensured it was a truly memorable week for me.
The information provided before arriving had a great balance of being welcoming, informative and professional. This helped to heighten the anticipation beforehand and encouraged me to get a few miles into the legs.
The training in snow travel – step kicking, use of crampons and self-arrest techniques on the first day was very good. The walks all had some stunning views and Andy has the knowledge, experience and passion to ensure that we not only enjoyed the surroundings, but learnt quite a bit along the way. He also has the good sense to know when to vary the route to allow for the many variables of weather, ground conditions and people factors.
The accommodation and food were excellent – Thank you Rebecca for the quality and variety of the meals – we certainly didn’t go hungry!
The whole trip was well organised – this is a testament to the amount of care and hard work that has gone into making Scot Mountain Holidays a truly enjoyable experience.
I would love to join you for some more of your trips in the future.

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