Dates for Scottish Winter Courses 2021 Released


Our dates for our 2021 Scottish  courses are released on our website. You can read all about the courses and book them here.

If you book before the 1st of May 2020, you can use the code Covid-19 Scotland to receive a £50.00 booking discount.  (in the unlikely event that the course does not run due to Covid-19, you will receive a full refund for this course).

Here is our round up of Scotland 2020.

As our Scottish Winter Courses finish, we would like to thank all our instructors for their hard work over the season, especially Chris and Tom, our course directors.

Thanks also to the staff at the Onich Hotel for all their assistance.

We have had lots of feedback on how great the instructors were:
Really impressively well organised and run, the instructor Chris was great and I got three really good days covering a lot of aspects and was really confidence inspiring.

Thoroughly enjoyed it, despite very testing conditions. Tom was really encouraging, helpful and pushed us on. Learnt so much. Really enjoyed the abseiling and climbing rockface using crampons. Amazed by the ability to climb in those things.

John’s enthusiasm and knowledge made the whole experience very enjoyable. Very good at his job and full of knowledge which he was enthusiastic about sharing…friendly and approachable bloke who takes pride in his work. The whole course was just great. I enjoyed working with John so much I’m considering working towards my summer ML, I can’t wait for the next adventure!

We had a good variety of terrain and weathers! – and thanks to Andy and Chris for taking care of us during the blizzard on Ben Nevis They were both very helpful – thank you – see you again for another course in the future The highlight was School House Ridge in the snow.

Despite our 3 day course coinciding with ‘Storm Dennis’ our guide  was superb and we managed to cover all aspects of the course as advertised

As always, Scotland threw the worst of weather conditions at many of you, but I know there were also some of you that got to see perfect bluebird skies! One thing that is for sure, you can’t do a Winter Course in Scotland without learning about layering, and what kit works for you. I for one have had some of my coldest times on those belay ledges when the sun is nowhere to be seen and the Scottish Winter is throwing all it’s got at you, four seasons in an hour, let alone four seasons in a day. However, this is the perfect training to get you ready for looking after yourself, either to venture out in Scotland, or at high altitude. Scotland in winter is by far the best training ground for anywhere in the world (except maybe the Sahara).

If you completed the Winter Mountaineering Course, you may want to focus on developing your climbing skills on our Intro to Snow and Ice Course or to fine tune your skills ready for your trip on our Winter Expedition Skills training course.
If you are just starting out, then either our Winter Walking Skills or our Winter Mountaineering Courses are the best place to start. If it’s your first visit to Scotland and you want to reach the top of Ben Nevis, then that’s possible too on our Ben Nevis Winter Climb.
In the meantime, if you have any photographs you would like to share we would love to see them, send me an email or pop them on our Facebook page or Instagram.
See you next year!

You can see more photographs here.

Dave Pritt

About Dave Pritt

Dave Pritt is the Director of Adventure Peaks. With over 30 years of mountaineering feats, he is a very experienced high altitude mountaineer who has led expeditions to K2, Broad Peak and five Everest expeditions. Dave has completed the 7 summits, led an expedition to Ski the South Pole Last Degree, Satopanth in India and in 2007 he guided Ian McKeever to break the world record for the seven summits in 156 days. He is lucky enough to have climbed on the majority of our advertised peaks, but the Tien Shan remains his favourite destination.

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