FROM £720

WINTER MOUNTAINEERING

CLASSIC WEST COAST RIDGES

Location

West Highlands

Grade

Challenging - 8

Duration

5 days

Participants

Min: 2 Max: 2

Accommodation

Included 

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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 (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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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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We offer private guiding and instruction on all of our courses. You can either book here or if it's for an expedition then please contact us for a quote.

Our passion is delivering a world class experience, we are here to help you explore beyond the guidebooks whilst achieving your goals and ambitions.

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