The Spirit is Strong in Aviemore

Founded by  Rob and Angela Edmonds they aim to offer the best clothing and equipment , often out of the mainstream compared to the usual offerings  in other stores focused on Skiing/Ski Mountaineering – a passion they all share – and also offering more general mountain gear for everyone keen to explore the Cairngorm’s or beyond.

As avid SkiMo participants they can offer real advice basd on tehir own experience and their range of clothing, ski’s, boots and accessories is superb.

I particularly liked their aim to offer something different or, in the case of Houdini something that offers a unique aspect. See Candid Pants on test for more info on what makes Houdini so special. Importantly they offer some ranges unavailable elsewhere that we have come across so we had a treat trying new things on.

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Rob (Right) and team member Josh (Left) “hard” at work

When we popped in en route home recently Rob and Josh could not have offered a more friendly welcome. Their energy is great and spotting a sale on the horizon their knowledge  kicked into gear – Rob offered us an espresso and we were shown a range of kit for exactly what we needed – I left with a full bag!

Their services include sales of course but extend to hire of absolutely everything you’d need for a day in the mountains from boots, axes, crampons right through to Ski’s, poles and avalanche safety kit – a Ski Mountaineering kits starts at £40 per day, £65 for 2 and £20 for additional days which I thing is amazing value for money!

This is a snapshot of their hire list on Oct 6 2016

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Their clean, easy to use website also links to Weather and Avalanche safety info and has a webcam looking over the slopes of Craigellachie at around 500m , handy for planning your trip!

Mountain Spirit is a genuine find and somewhere I know i’ll return to.

Small business needs you so next time you’re passing thorough (or near to) Aviemore go check them out.

Wishing all the best to Rob and the team!

For more info see Mountain Spririt, email them at info@mountainspirit.co.uk (mention McLovinMountains.com) or call on 01479811788.

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