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2 Day Winter Walking Skills Course - Aviemore, Scotland

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Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland


Moderate - 4


2 days


Min: 2 Max: 6

Trip rating

average rating is 3 out of 5



What's Included?

✓  Highly experienced & qualified guide


  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)

✗  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)

Embark on a journey to the majestic Cairngorms of Scotland and join our two-day winter skills course to learn all you need to know about staying safe while traveling in the mountains in winter conditions. Our courses are tailored to ensure that prevention takes precedence over cure, with us providing instruction on suitable personal gear, planning and utilizing avalanche and weather forecasts and demonstrating key movement skills in the snow, including footwork, self-belay, step cutting, self-arrest and crampon techniques. Be sure to join us for an exciting and educational experience as you discover how to explore the winter mountains safely and with confidence.

Highlights for 2 day winter skills course

  • Any technical equipment, crampons, ice axe and helmet is included in price

  • 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

  • Effectively planning your days in the mountains, using weather and avalanche forecasts

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

  • Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice

  • Emergency procedures, digging shelters

  • Ascend some classic mountains in the west coast of Scotland

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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


£200 GBP

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