Well the season has been going well and busy with all the equipment getting well and truly tested. In some cases to distruction! This is a catch up blog as I’m terrible at keeping up to date with this stuff.
The new Scarp Skookums are going great with 2 full weeks of ski mountaineering in them so far without a niggle. Thanks to Paul and the Mountain Boot Company for supplying us with great product again for 2011 season. Looking forward to trying out some of the Trab skis soon.
The hire kit in Mountain Spirit is holding up well with the New Scarpa Pegasus and Mistrale’s boots performing very well with good client satisfaction. The G3 Spitfires are performing well on the conditions we have been having (ICY). Harsheisen proving a vital part of the armery as well in the conditions even if they need a little modifications to fit under alpine ski boots!
Much thanks to Rob and Ang at Mountain Spirit for supplying G2 with some great kit from G3. We are enjoying the G3 range very much this season with Mike still loving his Tonics with NTN telemark set up and I have been loving the G3 Feaver and reacantly the Zenoxide both set up with Onyx alpine touring set up and coping well with the ice and yeserdays fresh snow. Our new skis from next years range have arrived so ,look out for our review of things to come very soon. If they are as good as this years range we are all in for a treat.
You will also note the very colourfull kit from Haglofs for this year. The Guard pants in blue with the Ratio jacket has been getting some good coments from the clients. It’s refreshing to see some bright colour combos coming in. Haglofs have been our longest supporters and we continue to love their kit every year. We are already looking towards winter 11/12 so look out for some even brighter colours. A more indepth review of some of the Haglofs product is coming soon onve tghe new G3 kit is here.
We have had an amazing take up on our courses this season with us unable to get programmed course dates up and advertised as every weekend has been filling up before we advertise it. Even a few mid week courses as well.
The private guiding is also proving very busy with couples and small groups booking for 2 or 3 days at a time.
Couple of weekends in March full already so hope this snow contiues to fall and improve conditions. Touring on Carn Bam Mor and along to Scur Goaith this week was an exercise in walking with skis but the snow was suprisingly good and the weather even better.
Big news for this year is our involvement in the Scottish Backcountry Festival on the 2nd April. G2 are supporting running ski skills, intro to touring and steeps clinics through the day. The evening will be a delight with a film festival based in the Old Bridge Inn. Organiser Craig Bury is a very keen Telemark skier and enthusiast. His drive behind the festival is fantastic and we hope for a great success. Booking for clinics are coming in and space will be limited. For more information drop us a line.
Fingers crossed the season continues in this way and look out for more blogs when I get time!!