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Intro to climbing

2 Day Intro to Winter Climbing
Cairngorms & Highlands

Flexible dates. You choose!

Intro to Winter Climbing

Discover the frozen world of winter climbing as we navigate the Scottish Winter at it's finest

Our two day course is perfect for those who wish to start their winter climbing journey. We will provide you with all the fundamentals of winter climbing in these amazing environments so you can stay safe throughout winter.  

Based out of Aviemore, you will be introduced to winter  climbing in this amazing landscape by taking in a host of guided routes at introduction grades, where you will be introduced via practical sessions to movement with two axes and crampons, reading the snow pack, avalanche awareness and much much more. We aim to be on the crag as our primary location for learning, after the course we will provide everyone with suitable feedback for them to safely go out and consolidate their learning.

We do recommend some summer climbing and winter hiking experience to get the best out of this course.


Course highlights include:

  • Guided graded climbing

  • Lots of climbing

  • Introduction to two axe technique

  • Building winter belays

  • Crampon techniques for climbing

  • Decision making techniques

  • Expert Fully qualified AMI Instructors 


Our courses  can be booked via the dates provided here or run on a bespoke basis we have a selection of dates and can run all throughout the winter at whatever time and date suits you. 


The Budding Winter Climber

2 Day - Cairngorms

Ratio 1:2

Suitable for Beginners & upwards
Price £250pp 1:2 Ratio
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All our itineraries are flexible and we pride ourselves on providing client lead learning. A typical Itinerary would be

Day 1

We would outline the course and set our main learning aims. Look at the kit that we carry, why we carry it. Introduction to the avalanche forecast. Then it's all about crampon and axe technique whilst we get on some classic climbs

Day 2

Our second day together is about consolidation of day one and introducing belay building techniques whilst still teaching the key decision making tools for success in the winter.

I Learnt so much. Those skills will stay with me for life!

The value for money you get is second to none!

Sean via Trip Advisor

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