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.
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
✓ Highly experienced & qualified guide
✓ On-course transport
✓ Mountaineering axe
✓ 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
What else can we provide?
Reservation for boot hire
Pick up & drop-offs