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Winter Hill Skills

Learn the essentials for winter walking

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Learn all the essential skills required for winter walking in the Scottish mountains.  Our friendly and professional instructors will share years of experience in a safe and enjoyable manner.  You will leave feeling confident and inspired to take to the hills with friends.

WHO IS IT FOR?

People with at least 10 days summer hill walking experience.

IN BRIEF

  • 2 or 5 days

  • Learn essential winter hill walking skills

  • Friendly and experienced instructors

  • Small group sizes

  • Great value

"Jonny's coaching was always very encouraging and he was always looking at ways to adapt sessions so whilst practising and learning, I was enjoying it as well." 

Emma Dewer

LOCATION

The course is based in Aviemore giving us oppertunity to explore the Cairngorm and Monadhliath Mountains.

COURSE CONTENT

​This course is all about making you independent winter walkers.  Will aim to cover the following and much more;

  • Planning a day out in winter

  • What equipment to take 

  • Planning safe and enjoyable routes

  • Avalanche avoidance 

  • Safe movement skills on snow and ice

  • Using an ice axe and crampons 

  • Ice axe arrest

  • Winter navigation

  • Emergency procedures

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Experienced and friendly instructors

  • Ice axe

  • Crampons

  • Helmet

  • Maps

  • Instructor safety kit

  • Course photo package

  • Course notes and further reading resources

Want to learn how to do these scrambles independently? The Advanced Scrambles course is for you.

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