Winter Mountaineering, Snow and Ice Climbing.

These courses are often run in the Glencoe, Fort William area, or the Cairngorm's, in the Scottish Highlands.

Our winter skills courses cover*

  • Technical and mountaineering ice axe use
  • Crampon technique
  • Moving on very steep ground ( III )
  • Avalanche awareness
  • Weather forecasting and hazards
  • Roped climbing
  • Winter belays and advanced belaying
  • Winter protection / dead men, Ice screws
  • Intro to mixed climbing, gullies and ridges
  • Winter navigation & survival skills

1:1 or 1:2 guiding, ski-mountaineering, cross country and Nordic ski courses are also available on request.

View the essential equipment list for the winter climbing courses.

*Conditions allowing.

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