Winter Mountaineering Course
Our 4 & 5 day courses aim to teach competent walkers the technical aspects of Winter Mountaineering. Skills are developed to increase confidence in tackling low grade gullies and ridges providing extremely memorable adventures in the mountains.
Winter Mountaineering Course Outline
Winter Mountaineering is about moving efficiently over steep and occasionally exposed terrain. This course is designed to teach hillwalkers the diverse range of skills required to tackle Winter Mountaineering ground such as graded snow gullies and narrow snow ridges. Throughout the four or five days, we will also revisit core winter skills such as arresting using an ice axe and movement skills before introducing climbing techniques, ropework, building winter belays, avalanche awareness and winter navigation. All these essential techniques will be tought whilst journeying through some impressive scenery, usually with a summit as an objective. The possibilities for Winter Mountaineering around Fort William and Glen Coe are endless. Join us this season and become a Scottish Winter Mountaineer.