Why should I do a winter skills course with Climb365?
Winter skills course
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.
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.
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.
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