FROM £75

WINTER SKILLS

AVALANCHE AWARENESS

Location

Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland

Grade

Leisurely - 3

Duration

1 day

Participants

Min: 2 Max: 6

Rating

Being able to make good judgement calls on the hill in winter comes from experience and knowledge of what has been happening on the mountain, how to interpret your surrounding on the day and how to apply that knowledge to good decision making. Let us show you the skills on how to interpret the snow with different techniques on our avalanche course.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

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

Understanding contributing factors to avalanches, how we plan, prepare and execute our findings

How to check, interpret and understand the snow profiles

Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice

Route planning, navigating through complex avalanche terrain

Techniques for safe travel in suspected avalanche terrain

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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+44 (0)1540 368138

 

info@scottishrockandwater.com

3 Clune View, Newtonmore, Invernesshire, Scotland, PH201AA

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