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WINTER SKILLS

ADVANCED WINTER SKILLS 2 DAY

Location

Aviemore, Cairngorms

Grade

Moderate - 5

Duration

2 days

Participants

Min: 2 Max: 6

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Our two day advanced Winter Skills course, based in Aviemore, Scotland is designed to recap the fundamental techniques for safe travel in the mountains in winter conditions. On top of these core elements, we use more advanced terrain, easy section of water ice, how to manage steeper slopes with planning to use a rope. We also cover some basic emergency ropework, all using the rope alone. Scenarios such as protecting someone over a steep step and/or abseiling short steps/cornices.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Any technical equipment, crampons, ice axe and helmet is included in price

Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice

Effectively planning your days in the mountains, using weather and avalanche forecasts

Recap snow craft skills; focusing on efficient footwork; use of the ice axe for self-belay, step cutting and self arrest

Emergency procedures, digging shelters

Core, fundamental navigation techniques for winter travel

Ropework skills such as protecting someone either on ascent or descent of steep step

What's included?

 Highly experienced & qualified guide

 On-course transport

 Crampons

 Mountaineering axe

 Shovels

 Group shelter

 First Aid kit

 Photos from your course

 Overview of the course content

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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info@scottishrockandwater.com

3 Clune View, Newtonmore, Invernesshire, Scotland, PH201AA

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