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Avalanche Awareness Course | 1 day

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Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland


Leisurely - 3


1 day


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)

Being able to make good judgement calls on the hill in winter comes from experience and knowledge of what has been happening on the mountain, how to interpret your surrounding on the day and how to apply that knowledge to good decision making. Let us show you the skills on how to interpret the snow with different techniques on our avalanche course.

Highlights for avalanche awareness

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

  • Understanding contributing factors to avalanches, how we plan, prepare and execute our findings

  • How to check, interpret and understand the snow profiles

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

  • Route planning, navigating through complex avalanche terrain

  • Techniques for safe travel in suspected avalanche terrain

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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


£85 GBP

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