Outdoor Skills

Scotland Winter Skills (2 days)

Scotland Winter Skills

Join us for two packed days of instruction and winter mountain walking in Scotland, Cairngorms or Glen Coe Learn the skills to support you to develop from a summer mountain walker into a winter mountaineer learning new skills to give you the opportunity to move throughout he beautiful alpine snow capped mountains of Scotland safely.

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We will teach you to safely plan your winter mountaineering day, from learning how to ice axe arrest, cut steps, move proficiently over winter ground, safeguard each other on steep snow covered slopes and also look at weather and avalanche forecasting, plus how to put them into practice for a safe enjoyable day out in the mountains of Scotlands Cairngorms and Glen Coe and United Kingdom.

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Join us for two packed days of instruction and winter mountain walking in Scotland, Cairngorms or Glen Coe Learn the skills to support you to develop from a summer mountain walker into a winter mountaineer learning new skills to give you the opportunity to move throughout he beautiful alpine snow capped mountains of Scotland safely.

We will teach you to safely plan your winter mountaineering day, from learning how to ice axe arrest, cut steps, move proficiently over winter ground, safeguard each other on steep snow covered slopes and also look at weather and avalanche forecasting, plus how to put them into practice for a safe enjoyable day out in the mountains of Scotlands Cairngorms and Glen Coe and United Kingdom.

Course Outline

  • Winter Preparation
  • Winter equipment, food and clothing
  • Selection and use of ice axes and crampons
  • Ice Axe arresting
  • Movement on snow and Ice with and without crampons and ice axe
  • Avalanche Awareness
  • Next Steps

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