Guided Winter Climbing Course

From: £275.00

This guided Introduction to winter climbing course is a 1 day course designed for people who want to have an experience of climbing in winter. This is suitable for individuals who already have some summer climbing experience or some winter skills experience and are looking at developing further.

2022/2023 Dates now available in December, February, March.

Guided Winter Climbing in Scotland

Our guided Introduction to winter climbing in Scotland course is tailored to the individuals on the course. It is ideally suited to people looking at moving into winter climbing but who have already got some experience either summer climbing or with winter skills. All of the technical equipment is supplied by us for the day – if you see below you can clearly define what you need to bring for the winter climbing course.

On this guided Scottish winter climbing course you will gain:

  • Skills and techniques appropriate for winter climbing.
  • Ropework techniques specifically for winter.
  • You will also gain an awareness of snowpack and what makes a route appropriate to climb on the day.
  • Avalanche awareness.
  • How to read a guidebook in winter
  • Movement skills
  • Anchor selection
  • Stance Management.

On a normal course we would go into Coire an t-Sneachda looking at skills on route before climbing a route in the Coire and topping out onto the Cairngorm Plateau before heading around the rim of the Coire and heading back down the mountain. Routes we may use could be things like Hidden Chimney, Red Gully, The Slant, Jacobs Ladder and many many more.

What is Included in our Guided Scottish Winter Climbing Courses?

  • Certified and highly experience instructors & guides who are also a member of the AMI association.
  • Crampons
  • Climbing Axes & Leashes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Ropes
  • All technical climbing gear
  • All safety equipment like first aid kits
  • Photos from your course

What is Not Included?

  • Travel Insurance

What Do I need to Bring With Me?

  • Waterproof jacket & trousers
  • Winter boots B2 or B3
  • Hat & gloves (we recommend 2x gloves)
  • Belay jacket
  • Rucksack 
  • Lunch & Drink
  • Gaiters
  • Headtorch * recommended
  • Clear lensed Goggles

Should you prefer to use your own equipment on this Guided Scottish winter climbing course, you are welcome to bring your own harness, helmet, belay device, boots, crampons & axes if you wish and your instructor can check these on the day to ensure they appropriate.

Photos from some of our Guided Winter Climbing Courses

Other Winter Courses & Information

If you do not feel that you have enough experience to go climbing in winter yet, then why not take a look at our Winter Skills Courses instead?

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We Aim to meet at Craigower Lodge in Newtonmore at 08:00
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