Come and join me in this introductory winter climbing course in Scotland! I’ll guide you and give you instructions on using two climbing axes, moving on steep ground, placing ropework and building belays. And there’s so much more to learn and practise during this 5-day course!
We will revise the core skills that you need to face the challenges of winter climbing. And, most important, in this winter climbing course in Scotland we’ll put them in action! We’ll focus on climbing snowed up rock, some of the typical gullies of Scotland, and ice and mixed climbs. Also, you’ll learn about arranging suitable protection, route finding, variable conditions and exposure.
The course will be delivered in a progressive way according to your needs and aspirations so I’ll tailor the routes climbed to your requirements. We usually climb around Ben Nevis, Aonach Mor and Glencoe. Also, if conditions and experience are appropriate, you may even have the chance to lead your first winter pitch.
This introductory winter climbing course in Scotland is an intermediate level course, but also suitable for winter climbers looking to improve their lead climbing skills.
During these 5 days, the following skills will be covered:
- Navigation in winter
- Planning a climbing day out
- Gear and equipment
- Use of crampons and two technical ice axes
- Building winter belays
- Movement on steep ground
- Safe route choice and avalanche awareness
So if you want to be ready for all the challenges of winter climbing, join this course! Get in touch with me and let’s start planning! If you already have rock climbing, simple rope work and abseiling experience, you could check my Cuillin ridge climbing traverse.
Price per person
|Group of 2||660GBP|
|Group of 3||480GBP|
- Guiding fee
Individuals or couples are welcome. No minimum numbers.
-Socks. A medium to thick pair of synthetic or wool/synthetic blend socks.