Classic West Coast Ridges | Glen Coe, Ben Nevis | Scottish Rock & Water

FROM £620

WINTER MOUNTAINEERING

CLASSIC WEST COAST RIDGES

Location

West Highlands

Grade

Challenging - 8

Duration

5 days

Participants

Min: 2 Max: 2

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Classic West Coast Ridges, that's what we aim to provide with this Winter Mountaineering package is for people who would like to be guided up and along some classic ridges on the West Coast. If conditions allow we could tackle the classics such as Dorsel Arete, the infamous Aonach Eagach and Tower Ridge but to name a few! A truly unforgettable experience!

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

What else can we provide?

  • Reservation for boot hire

  • Pick up & drop-offs

  • Accommodation 

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