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WINTER CLIMBING

WINTER LEAD CLIMBING INTRO

Location

Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland

Grade

Moderate - 5

Duration

2 days

Participants

Min: 2 Max: 2

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Included 

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Our Intro to winter lead 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 confident competent on climbs around grade II+. 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 axe on approach to climbs

  • Appropriate gear selection and use, inc the use of ice screws

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

  • Coaching on technique and movement for Ice/Mixed terrain

  • Use of technical axes and crampons, inc care and maintenance

  • Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice

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 at Tisos)

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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Due to the complexities of matching individuals of fitness, previous experience and ability to cover complex ground efficiently we only offer the traverse on a private basis, allowing a greater chance of success. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch.

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