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9 Mar 2016
“Winter skills training”
7 Mar 2016
“Excellent Day & Confidence to Tackle the Scottish Mountains in Winter!”
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We aim to give you the best Scottish mountain experience of your life. If you want to learn winter walking skills to see the mountains under snow or learn to ski tour then you have found the right company. Please get in touch and we will gladly...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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43 Victoria Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UX, Scotland
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+44 7743 409033
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

Keith was an excellent guide and outstanding instructor for our winter skills day in the snow packed hills above Aviemore he was so completely professional in every way and he educated informed and entertained us for the whole trip. We always felt safe throughout the...More

Thank Stephen H
McDougallMountaineer, Owner at McDougall Mountaineering Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2016

Thank you for your kind words and review. I am happy that you had a great day out and enjoyed rising to the challenging nature of the Cairngorms in winter. It was nice to see how well your team took to it, developed and bonded...More

Reviewed 7 March 2016

We met up in Aviemore initially where Keith went through my kit (most of which got discarded - I tend to overpack!) We then headed up to the Cairngorm Ski Centre where Keith asked what I was hoping to learn throughout the day and tailored...More

Thank Steven W
McDougallMountaineer, Owner at McDougall Mountaineering Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2016

Thanks for your great review, I am glad you had a super time out. It was great to be able to teach you new skills and more importantly to give you the confidence to get out with your friends and enjoy the incredible Scottish winter...More

Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I went along on a day's winter skills course in the Cairngorms to brush up on some of the essential things to know for heading out in the Scottish hills in winter. We met up in Aviemore for a kit check and to hear what...More

Thank Andy H
McDougallMountaineer, Owner at McDougall Mountaineering Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2016

Thanks for your great review. It was a pleasure helping you develop your existing skills whilst teaching you some new things. Glad we were able to finish the awesome day off with some cake in Aviemore! Happy and safe mountaineering

Reviewed 14 February 2016

I asked Keith to take me out in winter to freshen up some rusty skills and was treated to an awesome day. Keith is an extremely personable and knowledgeable guide who did everything he could to make the day go well. He contacted me well...More

Thank Bazzamat
McDougallMountaineer, Owner at McDougall Mountaineering Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2016

Thank you so much for your kind review. I am glad that we were able to cover some core winter skills and remove a little of the rust before getting up that superb gully. Pick of the weather this season (minus the windy start!) so...More

Reviewed 11 February 2016

A day learning winter skills has opened up a whole new world for me. It helped me learn so much in just one day to give me the confidence to get on my crampons and venture out, but also want to learn more. Keith's clear...More

Thank EHolmes737
McDougallMountaineer, Owner at McDougall Mountaineering Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2016

It really is lovely to hear how much you enjoyed learning the new skills and how enthused you are for getting out and trying them in your own time. They really will open up the hills for you all year round so what a super...More

Reviewed 10 February 2016

I had never done anything like this before and Keith made a great impression right from the start. His passion for the outdoors is infectious. He is professional, clearly very experienced, and a great communicator. This led to a terrific 'Winter Skills Adventure' during which...More

Thank Mike M
McDougallMountaineer, Owner at McDougall Mountaineering Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2016

I am delighted that you had a great time and have learnt lots of new skills! Looking forward to hearing how you get on practicing them on your own. Safe adventuring!

Reviewed 9 February 2016

i have been walking the hills all my life but still picked up some great skills from Keith who was great company and a great guide. Highly recommended

Thank simonblackett
McDougallMountaineer, Owner at McDougall Mountaineering Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2016

Cheers! Thanks for the great review and I look forward to hearing how you are progressing with practicing your new skills.

Reviewed 9 February 2016

From the get go Keith was switched on and I knew he had our backs. My crampons did not seem to fit right and Keith gave up his so I could enjoy the day so thank you so much for that. It is another world...More

Thank Michelle W
McDougallMountaineer, Owner at McDougall Mountaineering Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2016

I am glad you now have the confidence and skills to enjoy the mountains in winter with your friends. It was a wild day but you took to it extremely well and I look forward to seeing you on the mountain again.

Reviewed 9 February 2016

As a girl from the flat fenlands of Cambridgeshire, I approached a day out learning winter skills on snowy Cairngorm with equal measure of excitement and trepidation. With little winter skills to my name except for an exceptional appetite for apres-ski, I wasn't sure if...More

Thank Kate B
McDougallMountaineer, Owner at McDougall Mountaineering Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2016

Absolutely delighted to have been able to facilitate your adventure. It is always a pleasure to be out on the mountain with people who are keen to learn and to push themselves; you were both! I look forward to hearing how you progress with the...More

Reviewed 8 February 2016

After a busy week in business, It was with some trepidation we climbed from the warm car and donned rucksack and ice axes in the windy wintery carpark. From the start Keith was encouraging and knowledgeable: from how to pack kit like a professional, through...More

Thank ThorHolt
McDougallMountaineer, Owner at McDougall Mountaineering Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2016

I am delighted that you were able to forget all of the stresses and just focus on the mountaineering. It is such a stunning environment and I am delighted that you got so much from the day. Looking forward to seeing you again!

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