Classic North West Ridges | Torridon, Scotland | Scottish Rock & Water

FROM £390

WINTER MOUNTAINEERING

CLASSIC NORTH WEST RIDGES

Location

North West Highlands

Grade

Moderate - 6

Duration

3 days

Participants

Min: 2 Max: 2

Rating

3.0 150 Review(s)

The North West Classic Ridge course has been put together for people who would like to be guided up and along the classic ridges in the North West Highlands. If conditions allow tackling some of the most famous ridges throughout this three-day course will be an unforgettable experience! The ridges could include Liathach, An Teallach and Forcan Ridge.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Any technical equipment, crampons, ice axe, 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 using the ice axe and crampons for approaching climbs

Route finding; interpreting the guide book and while on the route

Coaching to develop movement over 'scrambling' type terrain

Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice

What's included?

✓  Highly experienced & qualified guide

✓  On-course transport

✓  Crampons

✓  Mountaineering axe

✓  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 

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