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Scottish Winter Mountaineering Course - Intro

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WINTER MOUNTAINEERING

WINTER MOUNTAINEERING INTRO

Location

Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland

Grade

Moderate - 4

Duration

2 days

Participants

Min: 2 Max: 2

Trip rating

average rating is 3 out of 5

£320

Price

What's Included?

✓  Highly experienced & qualified guide

  Crampons

  Mountaineering axe

  Harness

  Helmet

  Ropes

  Any climbing hardware i.e. slings, carabiners, wires etc

  Shovels

  Group shelter

  First Aid kit

  Photos from your course

What's not Included?

✗  Course Insurance

✗  Winter Boots (we can arrange rental)

✗  Personal Expenses

✗  Accommodation

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

  • Rucksack 30-40ltr

What else can we provide?
  • Reservation for boot hire (This can be reserved during the payment process)

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

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Need some extra help?

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

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