Intro to Winter Walking

#Winter Walking

Our one day Introduction to Winter Walking course is the perfect way to start learning about the winter environment and winter walking. Aimed at those with no previous winter walking experience, we'll take you through step by step what is required to stay safe and have fun on the mountains. 

What's covered:

  • Personal equipment and what to carry in your rucksac
  • Understanding mountain weather forecasts
  • Avalanche forecast and awareness
  • Safe and efficient movement on snow
  • Using crampons
  • Using an ice axe for self arrests and cutting steps
  • What to do in an emergency

These are all fundamental skills required for safe winter walking and by the end of your day you'll have a good understanding of these as well as the confidence to take yourself off into the moutains.

As with all our courses, you'll be led by a qualified and experienced guide and will based out of Aviemore which is in the Cairngorms National Park.

You can download more course information here and a booking form here.

We run these courses thourghout the winter so please get in touch to discuss your aspirations. 

If you are a group or club, we are able to offer you a discount so please mention this when you are booking.


£70.00 pp/pd


up to 1 days

Course Start Dates:

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Cotswold Outdoor 

15% Cotswold discount when you book 

10% Aviemore SYHA Discount

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