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A group of people taking part in Winter Mountain Skills training in the Cairngorms, Scotland with Active Outdoor Pursuits.

Essential Winter Mountain Skills for Safe Travel in the Scottish Mountains

As winter approaches, the majestic Scottish mountains transform into a stunning, snow-covered landscape that beckons adventurers and mountaineers. However, the beauty of these rugged peaks comes with its own set of challenges. To explore the Scottish Highlands safely during the winter months, it’s crucial to equip yourself with essential winter mountain skills. Active Outdoor Pursuits […]

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When Snow Becomes Dangerous. What to do Before, During, and After an Avalanche

During an avalanche, a mass of snow, rock, ice, soil, and other material slides swiftly down a mountainside. Avalanches of rocks or soil are often called landslides. Snowslides, the most common kind of avalanche, can sweep downhill at speeds of 60 to 80 miles per hour — faster than the fastest skier. Avalanches are classified

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Winter Skills Course

In the winter months, the Scottish Highlands are transformed into a snowy wonderland. The dramatic views of snow-capped peaks will take your breath away and could make you forget that you are in the UK. But rather than battening down the hatches and staying inside to hibernate, we excitedly don our winter jackets, pull on

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