FROM £395




Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland


Moderate - 5


5 days


Min: 2 Max: 6




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Our five-day winter skills course, based in Aviemore, Scotland is designed to equip you with the skills to become independent in the mountains in Scottish winter and further afield. It will give you the techniques, skill and confidence to explore safely with the knowledge that if conditions deteriorate then, you can look after yourself. We also try and take in some summits during the course and if conditions are favourable we will spend the night in a snow hole.

  • 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


 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 at Tisos)

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

  • 4 season sleeping bag to snow hole if the conditions are favourable 

What else can we provide?

  • Reservation for boot hire

  • Pick up & drop-offs

  • Accommodation 


Covid-19: Book With Confidence Policy


Book with confidence, knowing that if your trip is cancelled due to Government travelling restrictions, you’ll be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

Due to the complexities of matching individuals of fitness, previous experience and ability to cover complex ground efficiently we only offer the traverse on a private basis, allowing a greater chance of success. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch.






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We offer private guiding and instruction on all of our courses. You can either book here or if it's for an expedition then please contact us for a quote.

Our passion is delivering a world class experience, we are here to help you explore beyond the guidebooks whilst achieving your goals and ambitions.

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