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Today is: Monday 04th 2023f December 2023 - 02:45 AM

Introduction to Winter Mountaineering, Snow and Ice Climbing.

These courses are often run in the Glencoe, Fort William area, or the Cairngorms, in the Scottish Highlands. Our introduction is a popular way to gain essential skills and training before applying yourself to the Scottish winter mountains. (This course is also suited to walkers)

We cover*

  • Ice axe use, Ice axe arrest
  • Crampon technique
  • Moving on steeper ground, cutting steps
  • Avalanche awareness
  • Route selection
  • Weather forcasts
  • Environmental hazards and objective dangers
  • Security on steep ground
  • Introduction to roped climbing and winter climbing protection
  • Moving on ice
  • Navigation and survival skills
  • Snowholes

    Click here to view the equipment list for the winter courses

*Conditions allowing

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