East Coast Winter Summits | Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland | Scottish Rock & Water

FROM £420

WINTER SKILLS

EAST COAST WINTER SUMMITS

Location

Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland

Grade

Moderate - 6

Duration

5 days

Participants

Min: 2 Max: 6

Rating

3.0 150 Review(s)

Join us on our guided East Coast Winter Summits course to sample some of the best mountains on the east coast of Scotland, under the guidance of our experienced, certified instructors. We will cover some aspects of training on this course but the emphasis is on guiding on some impressive mountains around the Cairngorms

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

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

How to be efficient with your snow craft; focusing on efficient footwork; use of the ice axe for self-belay, step cutting and self arrest

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

Appropriate choice and use of equipment and clothing suitable for winter hillwalking

Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice

Emergency procedures, digging shelters

Ascend some classic mountains in the west coast of Scotland

What's included?

✓  Highly experienced & qualified guide

✓  On-course transport

✓  Crampons

✓  Mountaineering axe

✓  Shovels

✓  Group shelter

✓  First Aid kit

✓  Photos from your course

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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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