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2-Day Winter Skills Course

2-Day Scottish Winter Skills Course

Covering the core skills for exploring the mountains safely and with confidence.

Scottish Winter Skills 2-Day course

Winter Walking

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)

What's Provided: 

  • Free use of crampons
  • Walking axe and Helmet
  • Maps and compass
  • Free transport from Aviemore to mountain training area

Course Content

  • 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
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.
9th February - 10th February 2019   

Aviemore and the Cairngorm area.

We ask that participants ideally arrive the evening before the course starts.
Accommodation is not provided in the price of the course.




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 


 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.