Earlier this year, ahead of the official launch of the new Extrem launch, I was invited to the Scottish Highlands to test some of the new key garments from the MTN Seeker range.
For the job at hand, the conditions couldn’t have been better. A late season dumping of dry snow and freezing conditions, down to as low as -14ºC with windchill on he exposed summits.
A classic winter day on the mountain, we navigated a route to the summit of Cairn Gorm, following then to the secluded area Cnap Coire na Spreidhe in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
This wasn’t a technical route, a winter hike rather than challenging winter climb. We were however out for almost all the hours of daylight and the conditions remained cold all day. As snow continued to fall we faced a range of different terrain and conditions, starting below the snow-line, progressing up to the higher peaks using ice-axes and crampons for large portions of the journey.