advanced winter skillsAdvanced 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.

We cover*

  • Technical and mountaineering Ice axe use
  • Crampon technique
  • Moving on very steep ground ( III IV +)
  • Avalanche awareness
  • Weather forecasting and environmental hazards
  • Roped climbing
  • Winter belays and advanced belaying
  • Winter protection / dead men, Ice screws and natural belays.
  • Consolidation of mixed, snow, and water ice climbing
  • Winter navigation & survival skills

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

Click here to view the equipment list for the winter courses

*Conditions allowing.

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