Why should I do an ice climbing course with Climb365?
What does this course cover?
This is an excellent introduction to winter snow and ice climbing for those who have never winter climbed before.
We climb a mixture of ice routes and mixed routes. We will guide you and teach you how to climb, focussing on giving you good movement skills. This course is aimed at those with little winter climbing experience but who want to get stuck into some great winter ice climbing.
During this course, we normally climb routes from grade II to IV.
On day 1:
We will set off and go climbing, teaching you on the way. You will learn how to place the axes in the ice and how to use crampons in a climbing situation. We will vary the grade of routes depending on the course members attending.
On day 2:
At the end of the first day, we will chat about how you feel and make plans for the 2nd day. This offers you the best progression going into the 2nd day.
What do I need to have done before?
No previous winter experience is needed however if you have some winter walking and some summer scrambling and or climbing experience then that will help.
Where will the course run?
All our courses are run in the West Highlands including areas such as Ben Nevis, Aonach Mor, Glencoe, Creag Meagaidh.
Or based in the Cairngorms National Park.
As you are the one booking you can choose where your course will be and we can make suggestions where would be best. If you have routes that you really want to climb we will do our best to make your aspirations come true.
In the past, we have offered set course dates but have generally found that clients prefer dates that suit their diary.
Responding to this, we now offer this course on any 2 consecutive days to suit both your and our availability.
If you have the choice weekdays are quieter in the hills but many clients have busy lives and weekends suit.