Learn to Winter Climb
Flexible dates. You choose!
Learn to Winter Climb
Take your next steps into 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 progress with their winter climbing. We will provide you with all the skills to take your of winter climbing to the next level in these amazing environments.
Based out of Aviemore, you will be climbing in this amazing landscape by taking in a host of winter routes at grades that maximise the learning content. Where you will be introduced via practical sessions to improve winter movement techniques, avalanche awareness, Belay set up and techniques, placing winter gear for protection. 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:
Advanced two axe technique
Building winter belays
Placing winter gear
Snow & ice anchors for decent
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.
All our itineraries are flexible and we pride ourselves on providing client lead learning. A typical Itinerary would be
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 and start building belays. Before we use the appropriate techniques to descend
Our second day together is about consolidation of day one and introducing belay building techniques and lacing lead gear where appropriate, 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