4 Day Winter Skills & Snowholing courses
Four Days Winter Skills Course in the Cairngorms, Aviemore & Scotland. Select your start date on the calendar – days 2, 3 and 4 are automatically added. Our four day Winter Skills Courses include an overnight Snowhole expedition weather and conditions permitting.
Winter Skills & Snowholing Courses in Scotland
Our Four day winter skills and snowholing training courses in the Cairngorms, Aviemore & throughout Scotland are designed to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to travel safely in the high mountains in winter conditions. All our four day courses also include a Snowholing expedition in Aviemore & the Cairngorms or wherever looks best in Scotland weather and conditions permitting. These essential skills will be learned and developed throughout your chosen course. The Winter Skills days will utilise the Cairngorms to teach you the fundamentals of hill walking in Winter conditions.
You will get to develop your winter skills and learn new techniques. These include navigation, use of crampons & ice axes, walking safely in the snow, snow-pack analysis, the use of transceivers (including search and rescue techniques), emergency shelters/snowholing expeditions, introduction to rope work, & avalanche awareness/evaluation.
Our winter skills are based at the Cairngorms Adventure Centre and use the Northern Corries and Cairngorm Plateau, one of Scotland’s finest and most accessible high mountain areas, thus maximising your learning time. Other areas that we may use are; Creag Meagaidh, Ben Nevis & Glencoe.
Four Days Winter Skills & Snowholing Itinerary
- 1 night Winter Skills Snowholing expedition in Aviemore & the Cairngorms, or elsewhere in Scotland
- Navigational skills
- Essential skills for crampons & ice axes use in winter
- How to walk safely in the snow
- advanced winter skills rope work
- detailed snow-pack analysis skills
- how to use transceivers
- weather evaluation
- emergency shelters
- avalanche awareness/evaluation
- search and rescue scenario
Winter Scenery Video
The hills encompassed in a winter coat of snow. The shots are mostly from the Cairngorms & Aviemore, but also a couple from other parts of Scotland.