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Weekend winter mountain course in North Spain

Sierra de Urbasa snow cave
Snow caves Sierra de Urbasa
Sierra de Urbasa winter
Snow in Sierra de Urbasa

Learn about mountain techniques for the winter months on this weekend course around beautiful locations with Mikel, a local UIMLA-certified mountain leader.

Iberian System

2 Days

Jan - Mar, Nov, Dec



Join me on this incredible winter mountaineering course. Come learn how to keep yourself safe when doing outdoor mountaineering activities in the winter. This course includes theory and practice.

Depending on the time of the year, weather, and location of the clients, we can do it in the beautiful Sierra de Urbasa  in Navarra, in Ezcaray (La Rioja), in Alto Campoo (Cantabria) or in the Pyrenees.

During the winter months, the mountain changes dramatically. It is important to master how to react safely to the cold, avalanches, ice and snow. We’ll learn how to avoid avalanches, how to choose the right equipment and how to move through the mountain cautiously. We’ll also learn about basic behavior in the snow, choosing paths, what to wear, the use of snowshoes, setting up snow caves and bivouacs, and how to search with ARVA.

For this course, we’ll spend most of our Saturday learning about all the different things described. We’ll also choose which paths to do the following day. On Sunday, you’ll test your knowledge on the field by putting into practice all you’ve learned!

Be sure to bring: warm clothes, snowshoes, thermal blanket or bivouac cover, snow boots and warm leggings, sun glasses, sunscreen, small magnifying glass, flashlight, cellphone, food and water, sticks, helmet, and ARVA.

Do you want to practice mountaineering in the winter? Send your request now and learn how to enjoy it safely!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

UIMLA Mountain Leader from Spain

As a guide, I like when my clients enjoy and have an active participation, so they can learn to be autonomous in the risk management. With the security as a priority, the client can develop as a mountaineer.

That's why among the activities I offer as a mountain leader, I also have formation courses and free talks about security.





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