FROM £240

WINTER CLIMBING

WINTER CLIMBING INTRO

Location

Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland

Grade

Moderate - 4

Duration

2 days

Participants

Min: 2 Max: 2

Rating

5.0 1 Review(s)

Our Intro to winter climbing course is designed to help people take the step to becoming an independent winter climber; we will give you the skills and techniques to become more confident for winter ascents. We focus on route choice, efficient movement & technique, safe and appropriate anchor selection, rope and stance management, avalanche avoidance; while tackling some classics easier climbs along the way. Some previous winter walking experience is essential, with some rock climbing experience being a bonus for this course.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

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

Recap of core winter skills, such as efficient use of crampons and ice on approach to climbs

Basic rope-work, belaying leader & second, how to attach to multi-point anchors with the rope

Retreating from multi-pitch climbs demonstrating the use of a variety of anchors

Coaching on technique and movement for Ice/Mixed terrain

Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice

Use of technical Ice axes and crampons, inc the importance of care and maintenance

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 (we can arrange rental)

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

What else can we provide?

  • Reservation for boot hire

  • Pick up & drop-offs

  • Accommodation 

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+44 (0)1540 368138

 

info@scottishrockandwater.com

3 Clune View, Newtonmore, Invernesshire, Scotland, PH201AA

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