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Weekend Winter Skills

2 Days

Start your winter mountain journey in the beautiful Scottish Highlands and gain the skills you need to hike in winter. Enjoy personal, expert instruction aimed at making you a more confident and safe winter mountaineer.

£250 pp

Weekend Winter Skills

2 Days

Start your winter mountain journey in the beautiful Scottish Highlands and gain the skills you need to hike in winter. Enjoy personal, expert instruction aimed at making you a more confident and safe winter mountaineer. We will spend two glorious days in the mountains learning good decision making, crampon and axe skills, navigation, avalanche awareness, organisation and equipment and emergency procedures. You will be joined by five other like minded individuals who are of a similar level. Join us for a winter adventure this year!

NB: This itinerary is a sample of what we could do during the course. This is subject to change due to weather, conditions and group fitness. I will always make sure that you get the most out of your course no matter what the weather and conditions are.

Day 1 - Journey into the Cairngorm Mountains

  • ​Meeting Point: Join us at The Explorer Cafe to kick off our adventure. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow adventurers and our expert guides.

  • Gear Check: We'll go over all the necessary equipment and outline the exciting plans for the days ahead.​

  • Morning Exploration: Embark on a breathtaking journey into the wild and scenic Cairngorm Mountains. As we venture into this stunning landscape, we'll find ideal spots to develop and refine our winter skills.

  • Skill Development: Throughout the day, we'll focus on:

    • Navigation: Learn essential techniques for navigating in winter conditions.

    • Decision Making: Gain confidence in making safe and effective decisions in the mountains.

    • Crampon and Axe Use: Practice and perfect your skills with crampons and ice axes, ensuring you feel secure and capable on challenging terrain.

Day 2 - Deep Dive into Winter Skills

  • Summit Success - We will journey over Cairn Gorm Summit and towards the wilderness of the Loch Avon basin

  • Equipment Mastery: Get hands-on experience with your gear, learning best practices for organisation and use.

  • Interactive Discussions: Engage in informative discussions about equipment, safety, and technique, enhancing your understanding and confidence.

  • Practical Exercises: Participate in practical exercises designed to simulate real-life scenarios, preparing you for any situation you might encounter.

If you have any questions about this course, just get in touch!

Sample Itinerary

Are you looking for alternative course dates?

Get in touch and to express an interest if the course dates shown don't work for you. 

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