Advanced Winter Climbing |Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland | Scottish Rock & Water

FROM £650




Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland


Challenging - 8


5 days


Min: 2 Max: 2


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Our advanced winter climbing course has been put together for people who want to further their techniques and push their grade in ice and mixed climbing. We usually tackle some of the classic climbs and ridges throughout the Northern Corries & Ben Nevis Some previous winter climbing experience is essential for this course.


Any technical equipment, crampons, ice axes, harness & helmet is included in the price

Effectively planning your days in the mountains, using weather and avalanche forecasts

Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice

Advanced techniques of ice and rock protection, torquing & dry tooling

Construction of winter belays, Albolokov threads, belaying in 'guide mode'

Escaping from winter multi-pitch climbs, minimising equipment left behind

Coaching to develop your movement and technique on steep/varied terrain

What's included?

✓  Highly experienced & qualified guide

✓  On-course transport

✓  Crampons

✓  Technical Ice axes

✓  Harness

✓  Helmet

✓  Ropes

✓  Any climbing hardware i.e. slings, carabiners, wires etc

✓  Shovels

✓  Group shelter

✓  First Aid kit

✓  Photos from your course

What's not included?

✗  Course Insurance

✗  Winter Boots

What do I need to bring?

  • Quality waterproofs i.e. Gore-tex or similar 

  • B2-B3 style boots

  • Hat, waterproof gloves plus spares x 2 minimum

  • Winter walking socks

  • We advise wearing 2-3 thinner layers rather than one thick layer so you can adjust your temperature during the activity

  • 'Belay' type jacket

  • Wicking base layers, top & bottoms

  • Goggles, double clear lens recommended

  • Head torch, plus spare batteries

  • Balaclava and neck gaiter

  • Lunch & warm drink

  • Rucksack 30-40ltr

  • 4 season sleeping bag to snow hole if the conditions are favourable 

What else can we provide?

  • Reservation for boot hire

  • Pick up & drop-offs

  • Accommodation