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Winter Mountaineering

Intro to Winter Mountaineering
Cairngorms & Highlands

Flexible dates. You choose!

Intro to Winter Mountaineering

Discover the steep and frozen world of winter in the mountains as we navigate the Scottish Winter at it's finest

Our two day course is perfect for those who wish to take the steps into steep ground of winter. We will provide you with all the skills to take your of winter skills to the next level in these amazing environments.

Based out of Aviemore, you will be mountaineering in this amazing landscape by taking in a host of steep winter lines and route that maximise the learning content. Where you will be introduced via practical sessions to improve winter movement techniques, avalanche awareness, Natural anchors, Snow anchors and techniques to use them. We aim to be on the mountain 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 winter hiking experience to get the best out of this course.


Course highlights include:

  • Expert instructors

  • Advanced one axe techniques

  • Crampon skills for steep ground

  • Snow & ice anchors for ascent & decent

  • Basic knots and belay techniques

  • Decision making techniques

  • Avalanche awareness

  • Basic navigation

  • 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 Big Winter Mountain Feel

2 Day - Cairngorms

Ratio 1:4

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 single axe technique whilst we venture onto steep ground. Where we will look at snow and rock anchors.

Day 2

Our second day together is about consolidation of day one and introducing decision making techniques whilst we navigate into our learning location. Where you will be given the freedom under instruction to find and implement your own route choices.

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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