Winter Skills Courses

Winter Skills Courses

Our Winter Skills Courses in Scotland will give you a grounding in a host of new skills, including:

  • Moving safely and efficiently in mountaineering boots
  • Ice-axe and crampon use on different terrain
  • Snow and Avalanche awareness
  • Winter navigation
  • Winter weather and route planning
  • Winter specific risks and risk assessing
  • Winter survival skills

We carry out our Winter Skills Courses in the Ben Nevis and Glencoe area as it gives us the best variety and options to suit the snow and weather. The days can be matched to your needs, but a good level of fitness and some summer hillwalking experience is required! Price is for instruction only, and does not include accommodation, transport or food.

2 DAY COURSE – £150pp – minimum 2 people –  January 27/28,  February 3/4, 13/14, 17/18, 21/22,  March 3/4, 17/18

If you’d like a long weekend course to develop your skill to a higher level with the aim of becoming an independent winter walker – we have a popular 3 day option:

3 DAY COURSE – £220pp – minimum 2 people – February 10/11/12, 16/17/18, 23/24/25,  March 17/18/19

** 2019 Dates will be posted in the Autumn! **

winter mountaineering winter skills courses scotland

Winter Mountaineering winter Skills course in Scotland

And for those of you really wanting to learn some winter skills to a high level:

Winter Walking Skills Week

A week-long Winter Skills course in Scotland on all aspects of the winter-walking skill spectrum.  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. 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 – ₤350 – minimum 2 people –  January 29-February 2,  February 5-9,  February 26-March 2, March 5-9

Or if you’d rather a private day out, entirely at your own pace:

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 6, you split the cost.

Stellar day on one of our Scottish Winter Skills Courses!

Towards the summit of The Lochan, a stellar day on one of our Scottish Winter Skills Courses!


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