Why should I do an advanced winter climbing course with Climb365?
The advanced winter climbing course is designed for those who have climbed at grade III or above and want to climb the routes at best classic routes around the highlands of Scotland.
Our aim through the week is to guide you up some of the best classic winter climbs. We will aim to climb classic ice and some of the great mixed routes available. We will travel from our base in Fort William to make the best of the weather through the week.
Some days we will be in the Cairngorms, Ben Nevis, Creag Meagaidh or Torridon.
Here is a taste of some routes we might climb (obviously not all of them, that would be going well!? )
Glencoe & Ben Nevis
Deep-cut Chimney III/IV Glen Coe
Crowberry Gully III/IV Glen Coe
Green Gully IV 4 Ben Nevis
The Curtain IV/5 Ben Nevis
Point Five Gully V/5 Ben Nevis
Orion Face V/5 Ben Nevis
Cairngorms & Creag Meagaidh
The Pumpkin V/4 Creag Meagaidh
The Wand V/5 Creag Meagaidh
Savage Slit V/6 Cairngorms
Route Major IV/5 Cairngorms
Fingers ridge IV/4 Cairngorms
Deep cut chimney IV/5 Cairngorms
George III/4 Liathach
East Buttress IV/5 Beinn Eighe
West Buttress IV/5 Beinn Eighe
Poachers fall V/5 Liathach
Pinnacle Ridge IV Skye
The kit we provide.
Included in the price we provide :
helmets, harnesses, climbing hard wear such as lead rack, ice screws, karabiners etc
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 days course
We also supply free of charge Technical axe and hammer.
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 5 consecutive days to suit both your and our availability.
This is no problem, just get in touch and we will dovetail you into the programme.
This particular course requires good winter conditions, so you will need to contact us for the best times of the season to get to the different areas. For e.g. the ice builds better slightly later in the season than the mixed climbing in the Cairngorms
This course will be based from Fort William, please follow this link to suggestions for accommodation. We will, however, be travelling to the best areas for this course due to the aim of climbing classic routes throughout Scotland.