2-Day Scottish Winter Skills Course
Covering the core skills for exploring the mountains safely and with confidence.
Scottish Winter Skills 2-Day course
This Scottish 2-day winter skills course provides the summer hill walker with the core skills required to make a safe transition to winter hill walking with confidence and competence. This is a fun and knowledge filled 2 days.
Who is the Winter Skills 2-Day course for?
This is a must course for anyone wishing to explore the mountains in winter conditions. Previous summer mountain walking experience is required in order to understand the practical navigation sessions. Winter mountain days can be long and tiring so a good level of fitness is required.
We would highly recommend considering joining us for an extra 3rd day - 'See Winter Hills Skills 3-Day'. This is optional, but is a great addition to this course as it will involve a journey day putting all of your new found skills in to good practice.
Duration: 2 - Days
Ratio: 1:6 (min.2 clients for the course to run)
- Free use of crampons
- Walking axe and Helmet
- Maps and compass
- Free transport from Aviemore to mountain training area
- Selecting equipment and clothing for winter
- Developing efficient footwork
- Use of ice axe
- Use of crampons/ movement techniques
- Avalanche awareness and avoidance
- Introduction to winter weather and winter navigation
- Planning a day out in winter / Route choice in winter conditions
- Constructing emergency snow shelters and emergency procedures
|9th February - 10th February 2019||
Aviemore and the Cairngorm area.
|16th February - 17th February 2019|
|19th February - 20th February 2019|
|23rd February - 24th February 2019|
|2nd March - 3rd March 2019|
|9th March - 10th March 2019|
|16th March - 17th March 2019|
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.
|Ratio||Daily Rate||Per Person|
The more who book, the cheaper it becomes!
Simply contact us to discuss.