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Address: 10-11 Station Road, Garve IV23 2PS, Scotland
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+44 1463 216123
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Unexplored Scotland offers great hillwalking, mountain biking and sea...

Unexplored Scotland offers great hillwalking, mountain biking and sea kayaking adventure holidays and trips in the Highlands of Scotland

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Fantastic Winter Skills Course

We completed a 2-day winter skills course with Andreas and it was superb from start to finish. Andreas checked all of our kit over before we headed out to Cairn Gorm and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Mandy M
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We completed a 2-day winter skills course with Andreas and it was superb from start to finish. Andreas checked all of our kit over before we headed out to Cairn Gorm and substituted the odd bit of kit here and there to ensure we were properly kitted out. He included all of the basics (which was a necessity for me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I undertook this course to gain an introduction to winter mountaineering and to learn and practise the necessary skills! Overall it was a fantastic two days and I learnt a huge amount, and the course has allowed me to feel much more confident about heading into the mountains during winter. The course covered the fundamentals of winter equipment, the use... More 

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Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We are two sixty-something beginners who wanted to learn how to navigate in the hills. Andreas was a great teacher, patient, good humoured and knowledgeable. He made the whole experience enlightening and enjoyable. Our confidence increased over the course of the day and we can now pace, time, take bearings and interpret a map. Pretty good from a standing start.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Simply put, this was a fantastic course that I can easily recommend for anyone wanting to learn essential mountaineering skills in winter conditions. My friend and I, as beginners, were fortunate enough to have unfettered attention with our guide, Andreas. His incredibly professional style allowed him to bestow what we now know as essential knowledge whilst maintaining a personable and... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

The first thing you learn about Andreas is that his is an expert opinion. Andreas has a lot of care and pride in what he does and I felt I was being delivered a professional instruction far beyond what I was expecting for the price. The Winter Skills Course flows naturally and there is no rigid stop and start for... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

I attended the navigational course last Sunday along with two of my friends and Cathal (the poor guy who got stuck with us women). The course was at the Cairngorms and instructed by Andreas. We had a great day the sun shone and we learnt the basics of map reading, using a compass and pacing. I would thoroughly recommend this... More 

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Moray, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

Just back from doing the 1 day navigation course in the Cairngorms – although I think our instructor referred to it as micro-navigation. We were a small group - there were 4 of us in the group plus our instructor Andreas from Unexplored Scotland. I had no knowledge of how to use a compass, but by the end of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Just completed a one day navigation course up at Cairngorm with Andreas as our instructor. Myself and three ladies from Craigellachie took part in this one day introduction to navigation which included self pacing / timing techniques for determining walking distance, basic map reading, use of compass and other relevant skills required for navigation and hillwalking. Thoroughly enjoyed the course... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

Thanks for a brilliant 2 day course in Aviemore. We learnt so much and gained confidence in ice axe arrests, crampons, walking in snow, navigation, avalanche risks,not to mention learning about the nature and wildlife of the mountain. All this was with our brilliant instructor Tim, who made it fun and a very positive experience. We always seemed to have... More 

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Thank buzzybee75
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

Excellent two days, Winter safety and movement. Ice axes & crampons. Excellent technical input to supplement my hill knowledge. friendly, fun two days. Highly recommended.

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