Winter Navigation Improver Course | Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland | Scottish Rock & Water

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WINTER SKILLS

WINTER NAVIGATION IMPROVER

Location

Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland

Grade

Moderate - 4

Duration

1 day

Participants

Min: 2 Max: 6

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Our winter navigation workshop is designed to help people become more efficient in the winter environment, having a good framework for their navigation and being able to apply appropriate techniques while in challenging conditions to keep safe while saving valuable time and energy.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

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

We check for a solid foundation of the fundamentals to which we will build upon

Route planning, navigating through complex avalanche terrain

Techniques & strategies for 'white out' conditions, pros and cons of different methods

Techniques & Strategies to relocate

How to relate the map to ground and ground to map through contour interpretation

Measuring distance from the map, relating to the ground & vice versa; pacing, timing

What's included?

✓  Highly experienced & qualified guide

✓  On-course transport

✓  Crampons

✓  Mountaineering axe

✓  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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+44(0)1540 368138

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