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Winter Climber

4 Days

Immerse yourself in the world of Scottish Winter Climbing

Experience the thrill of winter climbing in Scotland on this 4-Day odyssey. From the classic ice routes of Ben Nevis, to the technical granite challenges of the Cairngorms, you're sure to have a memorable time as you enhance your winter climbing skills. My programme covers all the essential components, including approaching and descending from climbs, ropework, safe route selection, avalanche awareness, emergency procedures, technical proficiency, equipment, and mental and physical preparedness. Get ready to take your winter climbing to new heights!

£​700 pp

Winter Climber

4 Days

Experience the thrill of winter climbing in Scotland on this 4-Day odyssey. From the classic ice routes of Ben Nevis, to the technical granite challenges of the Cairngorms, you're sure to have a memorable time as you enhance your winter climbing skills. My programme covers all the essential components, including approaching and descending from climbs, ropework, safe route selection, avalanche awareness, emergency procedures, technical proficiency, equipment, and mental and physical preparedness. Get ready to take your winter climbing to new heights!

Sample Itinerary

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

08:30 - Meet at the upper car park in Coire Cas - Cairngorms National Park

(I can also collect you from your accommodation and take you to the location)

We will journey up into the Cairngorms and head for the Fiacaill Ridge area to climb The Seam (IV). This climb is a glorious mixture of steep ground and incredible placements for your axes. We will finish by way of Fiacaill Ridge (III) ending the day on the Cairngorm plateau. 

16:30 - Return to the car park and head home for a well deserved rest!
 

Day 2

08:00 - Meet at the upper car park in Coire Cas - Cairngorms National Park

(I can also collect you from your accommodation and take you to the location)

Day two will be spent taking on the challenge of ice climbing on Hells Lum on the Auld Nick (III). Steep and exciting ice climbing will see us forging upwards through bands of granite using smears of ice for our axe and crampon placements. Excellent climbing in the most incredible setting of the Loch Avon basin.

17:00  -  Return to the car park and head home for a well deserved rest!

Day 3

07:00 - Creag Meagaidh Car Park 

(I can also collect you from your accommodation and take you to the location)

The third day will take you onto one of the most impressive peaks in Scotland, Creag Meagaidh. We will walk into its impressive North East face and climb the uber classic South Post Direct (IV, 4). This climb takes an impressive gully cleaving through the face. The route has a sting in the tail as it steepens and ice takes us onto the summit plateau.

16:00  Return to the car park and head home for a well deserved rest!
 

Day 4

07:00 - Meet at the car park for Ben Nevis

(I can also collect you from your accommodation and take you to the location)

Today will be spent on the world famous North Face of Ben Nevis. We will climb the clearly defined classic feature of North East Buttress (IV, 5). Ridge climbing offers different challenges to the face and gully climbs we have undertaken in the week so far and you will be rewarded for your efforts with topping out on the highest point in the U.K.!

16:00 -  Return to the car park and head home for a well deserved rest!

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

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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