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WINTER MOUNTAINEERING INTRO
Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland
Moderate - 4
Min: 2 Max: 2
Our two-day winter mountaineering course gives us the opportunity to look at what type of skills & techniques we need for looking after yourself and your climbing partner with the techniques to get you moving with confidence over different types of terrain. We're here give you the skills, knowledge and tools to be able to make safe decisions in the mountains from the forecasts, terrain & how to safely climb your routes with the knowledge gained over the two days.
Highlights for winter mountaineering intro
Any technical equipment, crampons, ice axe, harness & helmet is included in the price
Effectively planning your days in the mountains, using weather and avalanche forecasts
Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice
Basic rope work, tying in, belaying leader and second
Construction of snow anchors, with uses for ascent and descent, inc abseiling
Safe selection and use of natural rock anchors
Coaching to develop your movement and technique on steep/varied terrain
Revisiting core winter skills, such as efficient use of crampons and ice axe
✓ Highly experienced & qualified guide
✓ Mountaineering axe
✓ Any climbing hardware i.e. slings, carabiners, wires etc
✓ Group shelter
✓ First Aid kit
✓ Photos from your course
What's not Included?
✗ Course Insurance
✗ Winter Boots (we can arrange rental)
✗ Personal Expenses
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
Some form of face covering (Buff/Balaclava)
Lunch & warm drink
What else can we provide?
Reservation for boot hire (This can be reserved during the payment process)
Dates & Prices
Group booking are now even simpler, you can book with just a name, email and contact number, fill out the group details at a later date.
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.
If you have any questions, get in touch with the team and we'll be happy to help.
Available for new bookings
This trip is available for new bookings, and will be guaranteed to go ahead once it reaches minimum numbers. Please click Continue to proceed with booking or contact our Sales team for assistance.
We still have spaces on our 5 day courses, click the link to check the dates.
We don't have any available dates for this trip at the moment, but if you would like to register some interest then fill out your details and we will notify you if any spaces become available.
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Due to the variety of weather conditions encountered in Scotland this course is run with a conditions based approach, meaning that your instructor/guide will use the best of conditions to maximise safety, your learning and overall experience throughout your trip. Below is a sample itinerary.
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The team here at SRW can tailor a trip to suit your time and budget for as little as £300pd for private tuition/guiding, this includes all technical equipment. If your part of a group we can chat through options & prices. We're here to help you book the trip of a lifetime! Drop us an email or call us