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Winter Skills Courses

Learn the Essential Skills for Winter Walking. 2 or 5 day courses.

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Winter is an exciting season for heading into the UK mountains. As a winter walker you will need extra technical skills and knowledge to deal with the snow and ice covered terrain. Knowing about safe route choices and avoiding avalanche prone slopes is just the start. Moving around in crampons competently on steep ground and using an ice-axe correctly, are essential skills to acquire. Our courses are the best way to arm yourself, with solid foundation skills, to enable you to head out on your own independent winter adventures. Winter navigation requires focus and good technique, learn the essentials with us, as we journey through the Scottish mountains. Classic journeys through the wild winter-mountains, bagging big mountain summits like Ben Macdui or Ben Nevis are all part of the course. We will introduce you to the techniques needed when venturing into steep gullies and technical, graded mountain terrain. Our expert instructors possess a great depth of knowledge that you will be able to draw on, as they instruct and coach you every step of the way. Our courses 2 Day-Weekend Course This intensive 2 day course delivers all the essential skills that a hillwalker needs to safely step out as an independent winter walker. You will then be able to head out and consolidate your learning, as you take your first steps as an independent winter walker. Cost: £300/person 5 Day Course This immersive 5 day course will deliver all the essential winter skills that a hill walker needs to step out as an independent winter walker. The 5 day winter skills course will give you added time to consolidate learned skills, extra days of guided mountain walking and the opportunity to revisit skills sessions as we head out on adventure filled mountain routes. This 5 day course also includes an introduction to Avalanche transceiver use. Cost: £700/person Our walking courses are run at a maximum Instructor : Client ratio of 1:4 Course Costs and Location for Winter 2024 Coming soon. Subscribe to our site to ensure that you get the information first.

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