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Winter Walking Skills Course | 5 days | Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland

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WINTER SKILLS

5 DAY WINTER SKILLS COURSE

Location

Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland

Grade

Moderate - 6

Duration

5 days

Participants

Min: 2 Max: 6

Trip rating

average rating is 3 out of 5

£430

Price

What's Included?

 Highly experienced & qualified guide

 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)

✗  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 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 will expect to take in some summits during the course.

Highlights for 5 day winter skills course

  • 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

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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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£430 GBP

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