Winter skills course scotland

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Winter skills course

Winter skills course

Winter skills course

Winter skills courses scotland

Why should I do a winter skills course with Climb365?

Winter skills

Our winter skills courses are great fun and are a really enjoyable way to learn how to use crampons and an ice axe with a group of like minded novices.
The winter skills course is run over 2 days.
Our aim for the winter skills course is to give you the skills and confidence you’ll need to tackle winter walking days.
During the winter skills course we’ll teach you how and when to use crampons, techniques for walking on steeper slopes, ice axe arrest, step cutting, avalanche awareness and route choice skills.
No previous winter experience is needed for our winter skills course however a degree of hill fitness is ideal to get the most out of the course.

Course programme

The night before: We’ll meet up with all the other winter skills course participants and run through the kit that you have, issue hired kit and discuss what you need to carry for each day.

Winter skills day 1:

Winter skills including walking on snow and ice, using crampons, step cutting, ice axe braking and basic avalanche awareness.

Winter skills day 2:

Mountain journey including more detailed avalanche awareness, route choice, emergency snow shelters and applying the skills learnt on day 1.

Kit we provide.

Included in the price we provide :

Helmet and any ropes etc we might use.

If you have your own kit that’s great and of course you will prefer to use them but if you are flying or travelling by train to Scotland and space is a premium then feel free to use ours.

What do I need to bring?

You will need  to bring clothing suitable for the demands of a Scottish winter, here is a Winter kit list for you to download and check through.

We often give advice to those buying new kit for the course.  We know what works through experience and can advise you on the best kit for you prior to the course.

Kit hire prices:

If you don’t have the specific winter kit needed for the course you can hire it from us. We will arrange this for you when organising your place on the course.

Winter climbing/mountaineering boots are £15 per day
Crampons £10 per day or £40 per 5 day course
Walking axe supplied free as part of the course
Technical axe and hammer £15 per day or £60 per 5 day course.

Dates

All our courses are run in the West Highlands including areas such as Ben Nevis, Aonach Mor, Glencoe, Creag Meagaidh.

We base our courses in Fort William please follow this link to suggestions for accommodation.

Sat & Sun

9th & 10th Jan
9th & 10th Jan
16th & 17th Jan
23rd & 24th Jan
30th & 31st Jan
6th & 7th Feb
13th & 14th Feb
20th & 21st Feb
27th & 28th Feb
5th & 6th March
12th & 13th March
19th & 20th March
26th & 27th March

Mon & Tues

4th & 5th Jan
11th & 12th Jan
18th & 19th Jan
25th & 26th Jan
1st & 2nd Feb
8th & 9th Feb
15th & 16th Feb
22nd & 23rd Feb
29th Feb & 1st March
7th & 8th March
14th & 15th March
21st & 2nd March
28th & 29th March

If you don’t see dates that suit, you can book privately on dates arranged for you.

Winter skills course price

2 day course price is £195

Ratio 1 instructor to 6 clients

All our courses are run in the West Highlands including areas such as Ben Nevis, Aonach Mor, Glencoe, Creag Meagaidh.

We base our courses in Fort William please follow this link to suggestions for accommodation.

You will need to travel to and from the course but we can provide transport during the course.

A minimum of 2 people is required for the course to run.

You can simply book online and fill in the booking form all in one go.

We use world pay to make things safe and as easy as possible for you.

Once you have booked online, you will receive a confirmation email for your booking with all the arrangements for your activity.

If you are wanting to book an activity which starts within 48 hours of the  booking date, please call us so that we can process your booking on the phone. This will ensure you don’t miss out and can have a great time on the activity.

If you would like to email or chat please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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