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Aviemore, United Kingdom

Aviemore is a great base camp for our Mont Blanc training weekends as it provides an inspiring location to explore the brilliant mountain walking, scrambling, and climbing in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland.  It’s also a lively small mountain town with many outdoor activities to enjoy, plenty of accommodation, shops, restaurants, cafés and other amenities.

Getting To Aviemore

Aviemore Accommodation

Highlands Weather & Avalanche Forecasts

Aviemore Restaurants & Cafés


Mid winter mountaineering & Mont Blanc training in the Northern Corries of The Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands.

Getting To Aviemore

By Car 
Aviemore is well signposted with access via the A9 from the North and South, situated between Perth and Inverness. Approximate driving times are 45 minutes from Inverness and two hours 45 minutes from Glasgow.

Public Transport
Aviemore is well serviced with good rail & road links from the South, East and North!  Glasgow and Inverness airports are 149 and 32 miles respectively from Aviemore. There are also flights into Edinburgh and Prestwick Airports which are a bit further away.  It is also accessible by train from all major Scottish cities as well as the Caledonian Sleepers overnight train service from London Euston.

Bus operators Megabus run services from London, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, and other cities / airports to and from Aviemore.

Mid winter mountaineering & Mont Blanc training in the Scottish Highlands. A magnificent environment and great place to train!

Aviemore Accommodation

Many accommodation options exist in Aviemore from Youth Hostels to comfortable hotels and self-catering houses.  Here is a list of suggestions:


Guest Houses & Self-Catering Option

Youth Hostels & Bunkhouses

Beautiful…and brutal! mid winter dusk on the Cairngorm Plateau

Highlands Weather & Avalanche Forecasts

Below are some links to the weather forecasts we suggest you use to check conditions before travel.

Cairngorms National Park Weather Information Service

UK Met Office Mountain Weather Forecasts

Northern Cairngorms Avalanche Forecast

The magical winter environment of the Northern Corries with Glenmore below.

Aviemore Restaurants, Cafés & Outdoor Clothing / Kit Suppliers

The Old Bridge Inn

Traditional Pub near the river with open log fire and often live music.  Serves excellent, home-cooked food for lunch and dinner.

The Winking Owl

Aka “Winky” on the main street serving a selection of award-winning beers, real ales and Scottish cuisine.

Tamanna Indian

On the main street, near the river.  Simple Indian food in a friendly atmosphere.

Spey Burger

Situated in the Macdonald Aviemore resort, this is a contemporary American-style family diner, serving tasty burgers, burritos, and nachos.

There is further information on places to eat and drink HERE.

If you need to do a bit of shopping prior to the course starting for kit then you have both Tiso, situated in the retail park in town and also Ellis Bringham Mountain Sports on the main street.  Both stock a wide range of outdoor clothing and accessories.

Scottish winter mountaineering & Mont Blanc training.

Aviemore Attractions

If you plan to spend more time in the area then there are plenty of attractions to visit and enjoy.  The Strathspey Steam Railway, the Rothiemurchus Estate where you can do many outdoor activities and visit their beautiful farm shop.  There is the Highland Wildlife Park and also a Folk Museum in Newtomore.

Further information is available here on the Visit Aviemore website.

February 2024

Mont Blanc Winter Training Weekend Cairngorms 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 February 2024

February 10, 2024 - February 11, 2024
Aviemore Aviemore, United Kingdom + Google Map
£425.00 4 places left

Our winter courses in the Northern Cairngorms give a mountaineering training experience par excellence, not to be missed.  The combination of rapid access to the north facing corries and remarkable…

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