Exercise Snow Lion

The winter sports season for the Armed Forces may be drawing to close but in Scotland the snow and the skiers are clinging on.

Exercise Snow Lion is the 51st Infantry Brigade's annual ski and snowboard competition - but this year the biggest challenge was the weather.

An early thaw almost forced race organisers at Aviemore to bring in snow from other hills.

Conditions in the Cairngorm National Park were far from ideal but competitors dug in and made the best of being paid to ski.

Speaking to Forces News on Cairn Gorm Mountain were:

Major Bee Smith, Secretary, Army Winter Sports Association Lance Corporal Luke Duggard, 39 Engr Regt A Private Aimee Williams, 7 Scots B Private Callum Horn, 154 Regt RLC A