Scottish Winter Skills

Scottish Winter Skills - 3 Days

Introduction to Winter Skills course overview

Discover  a whole new set of skills to take your adventures into the winter.  You'll develop your personal skills to move confidently with the use of  ice axe and  crampons and navigate in the winter environment.  You'll  develop a basic awareness of avalanche risks and the winter mountain  environment that leave you ready for your own winter mountain adventures.


What does this course cover?

  • Personal clothing and equipment appropriate to winter walking
  • Personal movement skills on snow
  • Kicking steps
  • Using the ice axe for walking
  • Use of crampons in ascent/descent
  • Basic avalanche awareness and route choice
  • Emergency procedures
  • Basic techniques of winter navigation 
  • A Scottish Munro
  • Winter Ridge or Gully

Who is this courses for?

You should have some summer hill walking experience, but no previous winter walking experience is needed.

£220 Per Person

We provide the following kit for the course

  • Silva Expedition 4 Compass
  • OS Map of the course area
  • Waterproof map case

The following kit is available for hire:

  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons

Our courses run at the following locations

  • Cairngorms - Aviemore

Our courses are non-residential. Take a look at our recommended accommodation here 

Course Booking

  • Instructor ratio 1:4
  • Minimum of 2 for course to run  


Winter Hill Walking: If They Only Knew

A magical gaze at the joys of winter hill walking, taking you to a world far above everyday life on the streets.  

Courtesy of teamBMC

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