Winter Skills Course
Our Winter Skills Course in Scotland will leave you with new skills including the use of crampons and an ice axe, winter navigation, a basic avalanche awareness and risk assessing in winter and how to look after yourself in this harsh environment. We carry out these courses in either the Cairngorms or the Ben Nevis/Glencoe area and will match the days to your requirements, but a good level of fitness is required along with some summer hillwalking experience. We aim to leave you with the skills to happily take yourself into the winter hills safely.
2 DAY COURSE – £125pp – min 2 max 6 – 2018 dates coming later in the year!
All the above dates can be converted to our 3 DAY COURSE by adding a day either side – £180pp
Winter-walking Skills Week
A week long Winter Skills Course in Scotland on all aspect of the winter-walking skill spectrum. You will learn to use crampons and an ice axe confidently, winterising your summer navigation, including some zero visibility nav, give you a good grounding in avalanche awareness and risk assessment and cover some emergency survival techniques. The Scottish winter environment is one of the harshest environments on the planet and a simple mistake can have dire consequences. Come and learn with us so you can go on to confidently tackle the hills in winter in Scotland and further afield independently. We will be based in either the Ben Nevis/Glencoe area or the Cairngorms. Throughout the week we will travel to some amazing places, walk up some truly breath-taking mountains, and learn a mass of new skills. A good level of fitness is required for 5 long days in the hills.
5 DAY COURSE – ₤300pp – min 2 max 6 – 2018 dates coming later in the year!
Guided Winter Walks and Summits
If you’re new to the winter environment or are a hill-walker that wants to do a particular walk without the hassle of worrying about route choice, navigation and decision making, then we can guide you for the day. We will tailor the day to your needs so get in touch to discuss options!
Over a Scottish Winter Skills Course or guided day, we will look at much of the stuff contained in this great article produced by the BMC… Read more…
Dates: On request.
Cost: 1 day – ₤180 min 1 max 8, you split the cost.