FROM £395

WINTER SKILLS

WINTER SKILLS 5 DAY

Location

Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland

Grade

Moderate - 5

Duration

5 days

Participants

Min: 2 Max: 6

Rating

5.0 1 Review(s)

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.

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

 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

  • 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 

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3 Clune View, Newtonmore, Invernesshire, Scotland, PH201AA

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