Intro to Winter Mountaineering - 2 days

Intro to Winter Mountaineering - 2 days

Price: £290 pp

Duration: 2 days

Introduction to Scottish winter mountaineering 2 day (weekend) course

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Winter Skills - 2 days

Intro to Winter Mountaineering - 2 days  | Price: £290 pp | Duration: 2 days

Intro to Winter Mountaineering - 2 days

#Winter Climbing

Scottish winter mountaineering bridges the gap between walking and climbing, opening up lots of interesting and exciting routes. 

The course is based on our 5 day Intro to Winter Mountaineering and is suitable for those who already have winter walking and summer scrambling experience, and are keen to progress to winter mountaineering. We look at rope and climbing techniques to safeguard your movement on steeper mountain terrain. 

Over two days of intensive training you'll learn theory and practise skills as we journey in the mountains climbing ridges, snow slopes and steep mountain ground. By the end of the training you'll have a good understanding of winter mountaineering and a clear pathway to becoming a safe mountaineer.

What's covered 

- Planning an appropriate mountaineering day
- What to wear and what to carry
- Advanced crampon and ice axe skills
- Route selection
- Using a rope, tying in and belaying
- Building belays, placing runners, snow and rock anchors
- Abseiling and down-climbing
- Avalanche avoidance
- Winter navigation
- Problem solving

We believe the best way to winter climb safely is by having the experience to make good decisions. On our courses you'll do as much mountaineering as possible to develop your confidence.

As this course is a weekend of intensive training, it's important you are already proficient in core winter skills (cramponing, ice axes, self arrests, winter navigation etc.) and have undertaken summer rock scrambles recently. 

If you would prefer a private course on other dates, please get in touch.


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