Much of the ice climbing in Cairngorms can be quite tricky, so having a good level of fitness and some experience in ice climbing will be beneficial to your enjoyment of the activity.
When not ice climbing, the cities of Aberdeen, Inverness and Perth are close by to Cairngorms, and these are the best places to arrive and depart from in order to reach the ice climbing spots.
Very cold winters, with temperatures often dropping below 0 degrees celsius. Cold summers with a max of 10 degrees celsius.
Trains from London, Edinburgh and Glasgow to Kingussie or Aviemore. Fly to Inverness or Aberdeen airports. Drive or catch a bus from all over the country.
December to April, when the weather is coldest and ice is most plentiful.
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