2 Day Winter Skills Course | Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland | Scottish Rock & Water

FROM £170

WINTER SKILLS

WINTER SKILLS 2 DAY

Location

Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland

Grade

Leisurely - 3

Duration

2 days

Participants

Min: 2 Max: 6

Rating

3.0 150 Review(s)

Our two day weekend winter skills courses, based in the Cairngorms, Aviemore, Scotland are designed to give you the fundamental techniques for safe travel in the mountains in winter conditions. We focus on prevention more than cure, looking at suitable personal kit, organisation and appropriate use of what we carry. How to safely plan a day using avalanche and weather forecasts and how to implement them into a safe journey. On snow, we focus on movement skills with solid footwork in ascent and descent, self-belay, step cutting, self-arrest and crampon techniques.

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

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

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

Emergency procedures, digging shelters

Core, fundamental navigation techniques for winter travel

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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