Winter Mountaineering and Climbing - 2 days

Winter Mountaineering and Climbing - 2 days

Price: £330

Duration: 2 days

Introduction to Scottish Winter Mountaineering and Climbing. 2 day course based in Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland.

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5 day intro winter mountaineering course
Guided winter climbing

Winter Mountaineering and Climbing - 2 days  | Price: £330  | Duration: 2 days

Winter Mountaineering and Climbing - 2 days

#Winter Climbing

Our Introduction to Scottish Winter Mountaineering and Climbing course suits those who have winter walking experience, ideally some rock climbing experience, and whose aspirations are to climb Scottish winter routes safely and independently.

These courses run with 2 clients to 1 instructor. The small ratio allows the course to be tailored to your winter climbing aspirations. We can focus on more mountaineering type routes or harder climbing depending on your needs.

On this course you will learn to climb winter routes using two technical axes, by climbing in pitches, building anchors and belaying.

Typical Itinerary

Day One
On our first day we'll refresh your basic winter mountaineering skills. It's important that we can crampon effectively and have the core winter skills to evaluate the snowpack before moving onto steeper slopes. Next we’ll look at tying in, rope work, belays and simple anchors.
Day Two
We’ll move on to climbing a mixed route. We’ll look at safe movement, decision-making, gear placements, anchors, belays, rope-work and stance management.
(Please note: the weather and snow conditions can affect the order in which skills are covered meaning the itinerary is subject to change.)

Course highlights

- Learn to climb graded winter routes
- Winter climbing coaching
- Route selection
- Avalanche avoidance
- Building belays, placing gear and belaying
- Snow, ice and rock anchors
- Abseiling and retreating
- Lots of winter climbing
- Small ratios (1:2)
- Qualified and highly skilled mountaineering instructors

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 climbing as possible to build your confidence.

These courses run with a ratio of 1:2. If you would prefer a 1:1 ratio or bespoke dates, the cost is £325.00 per day.

If the proposed dates don't suit you we may be able to offer alternatives, so please get in touch.

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