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Winter Navigation Improver Course | 1 day

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Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland


Moderate - 4


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)

Our winter navigation workshop is designed to help people become more efficient in the winter environment, having a good framework for their navigation and being able to apply appropriate techniques while in challenging conditions to keep safe while saving valuable time and energy.

Highlights for winter navigation improver

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

  • We check for a solid foundation of the fundamentals to which we will build upon

  • Route planning, navigating through complex avalanche terrain

  • Techniques & strategies for 'white out' conditions, pros and cons of different methods

  • Techniques & Strategies to relocate

  • How to relate the map to ground and ground to map through contour interpretation

  • Measuring distance from the map, relating to the ground & vice versa; pacing, timing

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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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average rating is 3 out of 5
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