The Mountain Cafe Cookbook is coming…

Saturday 18 February, 9:30 – 11:30am

Come and celebrate the launch of The Mountain Cafe Cookbook: A kiwi in the Cairngorms at Waterstones, Aviemore.  Kirsten will be there to chat, sign copies and share cake!  Find out more…

Sunday 19 February, 2:30 – 3:30pm

Kirsten will be in conversation with Dan Holland from BBC Scotland at The Winter Words Festival in Pitlochry. Find out more…

Up and coming events at the Mountain Cafe…

It’s become a bit of an annual thing at the Mountain Cafe where we embrace and celebrate the wintery landscape that we live in and invite these fabulously experienced individuals to share their tales of mountain adventures whilst you enjoy the cosy comforts and delicious food of the Mountain Cafe.

Winter mountain safety lectures coming up…

8 February 2017  

Heather Morning, Mountain Safety Advisor with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) will share her beautiful photography, videos, personal anecdotes and adventures, while equipping you with some essential skills for winter navigation, avalanche awareness, route choice, equipment, mountain weather and much more.

With a lifetime’s experience in the mountains, Heather has been a professional mountaineer for 25 years and was an active member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team 16 years.

15 February 2017

David “Heavy” Whalley MBE was a member of the RAF Mountain Rescue (MR) for 36 years. He was a member of the Executive of The Scottish Mountain Rescue Committee for over 20 years, serving for 5 years as the Accident Statistician and 3 years as Chairman. He was awarded the BEM, MBE and the Distinguished Service Award for Service to Mountain Rescue. He retired at 60 as a member of the Kinlochewe and Torridon MRT and is an honorary member of the Torridon and Kinlochewe MRT and Search and Rescue Dog Association Scotland. Heavy is in the process of writing a book and has lectured in the UK and overseas. As an active climber and walker he climbs every week and is a member of the SMC & Moray Mountaineering clubs. He is currently the Patron of Outfit Moray a Charity that works with young people in Morayshire. He is regularly active with the media BBC, ITV and the discovery channel and is contributor to various outdoor programmes. He has a daily blog with over 450,000 views and is an active environmentalist, Mountain Safety and Rescue Consultant and After Dinner Speaker. He has climbed in most parts of the world and has completed the Munros several times and was a member of the successful 2001 Everest North Ridge Expedition

Dinner is available for £13 per person served from 7pm with the talk starting at 8pm.  

Phone the cafe or pop in to make a booking.  Booking for food is essential.

Here’s what’s on offer:

Creamy alpine style tartiflette with bacon lardons, white onion & garlic served with a waldorf salad.


Veggie pie with roasted butternut squash, spinach, red peppers, red onion & basil, bound with crème fraiche. Served with a dressed salad.