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Winter Mountaineering Courses

Push your winter mountaineering to the next level.

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Winter Mountaineering courses

Winter Walking

So you have been out in the winter mountains before and now want to progress on to something a little harder to really challenge yourself? This course will see you learning the techniques to climb easy gullies and routes on 'Scrambling' terrain up to grade II.

You will revisit the core winter skills and then rapidly progress on to simple rope techniques including using a sling and karabiner and anchor selection. This will include snow anchors and natural protection. In addition the course will cover emergency procedures.

Who is the Winter Mountaineering Course for?
For the winter walker who wants to progress in to more serious terrain and for those wanting to tick off some of the classic Scottish einter classics. This is a very physical course so a good level of fitness is required. THIS IS NOT A CLIMBING COURSE.

DURATION: 3 - Days. We ask that participants ideally arrive the evening before the course starts.
RATIO: 1:2 (min.2 clients for the course to run)
VENUE: Aviemore and the Cairngorm area. (Accommodation is not provided in the price of the course)
WHAT'S PROVIDED: Free use of crampons, climbing axes, helmets, harness, ropes and protection if required. Winter boot hire can also be arranged.

COURSE CONTENT: 
Selecting suitable equipment both personal and technical for winter use
Revision of efficient footwork in winter
Use of ice axe/ ice axe arrest
Use of crampons/ movement techniques
Avalanche awareness and avoidance
Information on winter weather and navigation
Ropework for efficient movement on easier technical terrain.
Ropework for use on steeper terrain
Snow and ice belays
Placing rock and ice protection and building belays
Dealing with emergencies (including emergency evacuation and shelters)
Descending safely from winter routes

In the evenings we usually meet for an informal lecture to support the information given during the day.  Typical topics include avalanche avoidance, cold injuries and hypothermia, emergency winter shelters or further training on winter navigation.

DATESLOCATIONPRICE 
3rd February - 5th February 2018   

Aviemore and the Cairngorm area.

NOTE:
We ask that participants ideally arrive the evening before the course starts.
Accommodation is not provided in the price of the course
Free transport from Aviemore is available during the course

 

 £385pp

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7th February - 9th February 2018   
10th February - 12th February 2018
13th February - 15th February 2018
17th February - 19th February 2018
24th February - 26th February 2018
3rd March - 5th March 2018
10th March - 12th March 2018
16th March - 18th March 2018

 


Winter Climbing courses

Winter Climbing

DATES:
At your Request

COST:
Please see prices below

Winter climbing is an exhilarating and rewarding activity. During your course your instructor will design your days around your requirements and experience.

This could include learning essential winter climbing techniques or advanced climbing skills. You will also have the opportunity to climb some of the finest Scottish routes if conditions allow and fulfil some your personal climbing aspirations.

Who is the Winter Climbing Course for?
This is a must course for anyone wishing to experience and challenge themselves on winter climbing. Previous winter climbing or rock climbing experience would be ideal (but not essential) in order to fully benefit from the teaching sessions.

DURATION: N/A
RATIO: max 1:2
VENUE: Aviemore and the Cairngorm area or the West coast mountains based from Fort William. (Accommodation is not provided in the price of the course)
WHAT'S PROVIDED: Free use of crampons, Walking axe and helmet and all technical
equipment. Winter boot hire can also be arranged.

COURSE CONTENT:
Selection of suitable equipment for winter climbing
Revision of basic winter skills like cramponing and ice axe self-arrest
Personal climbing skills on snow, ice and mixed ground
Efficient techniques for ascent or retreat
Constructing snow and ice belays
Placing winter protection in rock, snow and ice 
Moving together over easier technical ground
Avalanche risk assessment and safe travel
Winter mountain navigation
Route selection, route finding and assessing conditions
Operating efficiently in harsh winter conditions

In the evenings we usually meet for an informal lecture to support the information given during the day.  Typical topics include avalanche avoidance, cold injuries and hypothermia, emergency winter shelters or further training on winter navigation.

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 Private Guiding

Hire one of our instructors or guides for your own private training course or day out.

If you are already a group or you would like your own private course, we can arrange dates to match your availability and aspirations.

Day Rates

RatioDaily RatePer Person
1:1 £195.00 £195.00
1:2 £220.00 £110.00
1:3 £250.00 £83.33
1:4 £280.00 £70.00
1:5 £310.00 £62.00
1:6 £340.00 £56.66
1:7 £370.00 £52.86
1:8 £400.00 £50.00

 The more who book, the cheaper it becomes!

Simply contact us to discuss.