This is a 5 day action packed Scottish winter climbing course. This course is designed to get you feeling comfortable seconding Scottish winter climbs and moving through the mountains in a winter environment. If you have climbed in winter before then this course will be perfect to get you into leading winter routes.
You’ll be in a 1:2 ratio to maximise your time on the climbs and to get the most from your 5 days. In addition to practical work, there are some theory sessions on this course, such as being able to read weather and avalanche forecasts to help you plan days out.
In order to come on the course, you will need some previous winter skills training and be familiar with crampons and ice axe use. You don’t need to have done multi-pitch winter climbing before as your instructor will teach you the full range of skills needed for Scottish winter climbing.
Course content can include: pair ice axe use, movement coaching, winter belays, stance management, rope work, gear placements for winter, safe travel in the mountains, lead climbing, winter route choice, guide book use in winter, navigation, understanding weather and avalanche forecasts, snow pack analysis, rope work, snow belays and lots of great winter routes.
Course costs – £650 per person. Accommodation on request. This course can be run Monday to Friday or over a weekend.