Winter Skills

During the winter we run a winter skills course in the Scottish highlands and when conditions permit Snowdonia. The course covers the requirements for walking in the snow covered mountains of the UK and will include ascents of mountains like Ben Nevis, Snowdon, Glyders, Aonach Mor and Stob Corie nan Lochain. The skills and techniques you learn will help you develop into a competent winter mountaineer capable of being self-sufficient in the mountains.

To get the most from the course you should be physically fit and have an experience of summer mountain walking. It is open to anyone aged 16yrs and over.

Instructors are hired on a daily basis allowing you to choose the length of course you require. The minimum course duration consists of 1 day and costs £200 at a ratio of 1 instructor to 6 clients.

Please click here to see pictures of our winter skills course.

Please click here to see a google maps reference for meeting places.

If you require further details please contact us.

Suitable for

Individuals
Adult groups
Professional development
College/university students
Corporate groups


Topics covered include

Equipment
Clothing
Route planning
Safe travel techniques
Navigation
Use of crampons and walking axe
Avalanche awareness and avoidance
Group management
Emergency Procedures
Personal fitness


What to bring

Click here for kit list