Winter Skills & Summits Course
Hillwalking in winter requires the need for a more diverse range of skills. The environment is far more dynamic, with conditions and weather changing rapidly. These courses will develop your skill set to cope with the additional challenges that are associated with a winter hill day.
Winter Skills & Summits Course Outline
These one and two day introductory Scottish winter skills courses are aimed at hillwalkers with limited experience of snow and ice covered mountains who would like to extend their summer activities to the high mountains in winter. They offer an opportunity to learn about the special requirements of winter clothing; equipment; ice axe and crampon skills. A strong emphasis will be placed on navigation and safe route choice. Time will be spent each day planning and assessing the weather and snow conditions in order to make the most of prevailing conditions, to understand the importance of avalanche awareness and to choose appropriate routes in both ascent and descent.