Women only Winter Skills

#Winter Walking

We recognise many women prefer learning in a female only envronment and have tailored a women only weekend winter skills course, which are delivered by our wonderful female guides.

Our two day Winter Skills course develops the essential hill walking skills required for staying safe during winter. It focuses on personal movement skills to prevent taking a slip, cramponing, using an ice axe, self arresting, winter navigation, snow pack analysis, avalanche avoidance, emergency procedures and understanding the winter environment.

These courses are all based out on the hill and we run them from Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.

This is an excellent course which will leave you with the confidence and knowlegde to safely go winter hill walking.

A typical itinerary is;

  • Day one we look at how to prepare for winter, what we carry, how we carry it and why we carry it, we look at weather and avalanche forecasts and what they means to us. Once on the mountain it’s all about safe and efficient travel, good footwork, simple uses of ice axes, self-arrests and avalanche awareness.
  • We continue to develop our personal movement skills on day two which includes cramponing and moving on steeper terrain, different types of self-arrests, route planning and basic winter navigation, more avalanche awareness and emergency procedures.  
The weather and snow conditions can effect the order in which skills are taught meaning the itinerary can sometimes change.
Course highlights:
  • Learn how to use crampons & ice axes
  • Develop avalanche awareness
  • Self arrests
  • Improve your navigation skills
  • Emergency procedures
  • Understand the winter environment better
  • Qualified & experienced guides  
You can download more course information here and a booking form here.

If you are a group or club we are offer discounted winter skills courses, please get in touch for more information. 

We are now also running Introduction to Winter Walking courses which are 1 day for complete novices.

To make a booking or enquiry please see below about when the courses are running, if these dates don't suit you, we may be able to offer alternative dates, so please get in touch


£140.00 per person


up to 2 days

Course Start Dates:

Cairngorm Adventure Guides Cotswold Outdoor 

15% Cotswold discount when you book 

10% Aviemore SYHA Discount

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