Winter Mountaineering in the Cairngorms

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Winter mountaineering in Scotland

Cairngorms - Highlands - Three nights

Winter Mountaineering Weekend for experienced winter mountaineers.  

The Cairngorms can be a stunning place to be in winter conditions, with five of the six highest uk mountains, caledonian pine forests and hopefully a little bit of blue sky there should be plenty to aim for. This event is for those with mountaineering experience in winter conditions as you need to be proficient in the use of crampons and ice axes.

The plan for the weekend is to get out onto the mountains for two quality winter mountain days (weather dependent!!). This year we are based near Braemar, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, and have increased the size of the event with the intention that we can split into two groups to cater for both those who want a good day out in the mountains and those who want a crazy day out in the mountains!

As this weekend involves using crampons and ice axes you may need to hire this equipment along with suitable boots, Ellis Brigham, Nevis Sport and Tiso have selected hire locations in Scotland.

Please remember that this is a winter mountain environment and as such you should have a good level of fitness and be comfortable hiking in challenging terrain, as it is intended that we will be doing mountaineering in snow, this is not an event for those who don't have suitable experience in winter conditions. The mountains in the area are generally rounded which reduces the technicality of the activity however the walking will still be challenging. If in doubt please message the event leader for guidance. The exact nature of activities on offer will be dictated by the weather conditions on the day.

Dogs: This event is not suitable for dogs. 

Photos: By AMD from previous winter mountaineering events. 

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