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.
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
✓ Highly experienced & qualified guide
✓ On-course transport
✓ Mountaineering axe
✓ Any climbing hardware i.e. slings, carabiners, wires etc
✓ 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
What else can we provide?
Reservation for boot hire
Pick up & drop-offs