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Tel: 01479 831 331
Email: Mountain Innovations
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We firmly believe 'the day' doesn't finish with the walk or coaching. It's also about us returning after a brilliant day out to "Cake-O'Clock" - a welcoming mug of tea, freshly baked cakes and a roaring fire. Andy (your guide) and Rebecca provide throughout your trip and are always on hand to share in their enthusiasm and passion for the outdoors. You quickly get to know us, feel at home, and relax into your holiday.
Having a background in Geology and a lifelong interest in natural history Andrew's breadth of knowledge of the mountain environment is unrivalled. He is a full qualified mountain walking guide with over 14 years guiding experience, 12 of these year round guiding for Mountain Innovations.
Rebecca's other passions are her delicious home cooking and kitchen garden. Whether we're staying on the west coast or at their own lodge in the Cairngorm National Park the formula is the same. Fresh bread is baked daily, she makes her own chutneys and we grow as much organic home produce as possible. Rebecca is always being asked for recipes; many guests leave vowing to maintain their elevated standard of living!
So come and enjoy a complete adventure with us.
The unrivalled rewards and unique challenges of Scotland's winter mountains make this season, for many, the best of all. For some of us the first snow falls of winter send a shiver of excitement down the backbone. The Cairngorms, protected from Gulf Stream warmth, are universally recognized as providing our most consistent snow and ice conditions. They're Britain's highest mountain range, Scotland's high arctic and home to our most permanent snow beds. For some of their time they may be under brilliant blue skies, at other times immersed in freezing hill fog. Any protrusion above the snow becomes caked in beautiful rime ice crystals, all marking the air flow, striking in a windward direction. In the right conditions Brocken Spectres develop - your own suspended shadow surrounded by a circular rainbow following your every move. The soft winter light interacting with wind scoured, scallop shapes expose the snows infinite layers.
The winter mountains aren't for the faint hearted but to experience them in their full winter garb is to see them at their finest. So come and join us to enjoy this winter. Winter courses from £234 per person - fully inclusive of accommodation, full board, instruction and transport during the course.
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