Snow has fallen above 900m in the NW Highlands and across Cairngorm. The freeze thaw cycle has started. It is these short lived Autumnal flurries that lay the foundations for when Winter (with a capital W) arrives. Time to sharpen your skills, sharpen your wits and sharpen your axes and crampons for the big W. Winter in the British mountains is a demanding, rewarding and magical place. On your marks, get set ….