This course is aimed at learning skills on less serious terrain rather than completing mountaineering routes.
Scottish winter mountaineering bridges the gap between walking and climbing, opening up lots of interesting and exciting terrain.
The course is suitable for those who already have winter walking and summer scrambling experience, and are keen to progress to winter mountaineering. We look at ropework and mountaineering skills and techniques to safeguard your movement on steeper mountain terrain.
Over two days of training you'll learn theory and practise skills as we journey in the mountains using snow slopes and steep mountain ground to learn the skills in a controllable environment. By the end of the training you'll have a good understanding of winter mountaineering and a clear pathway to becoming a safe mountaineer.
This course is aimed at learning the skills to become an independent winter mountaineer and run at a 1;4 ratio. If you prefer a course aimed at completing mountaineering and climbing routes please consider the 2 day mountaineering and climbing course which runs at a 1:2 ratio.
As this course is aimed at steeper ground, it's important you are already proficient in core winter skills (cramponing, ice axes, self arrests, winter navigation etc.) and ideally have undertaken summer rock scrambles.
If you would prefer a private course on other dates, please get in touch.