Snow and Ice Climbing Improvers
Our snow and ice climbing improvers course is for those with previous winter climbing experience who want to develop their skills on steeper terrain, learn to lead or push their grade. The course will cover all aspects of the introductory course plus:
- Routes graded lll-V
- Learning to lead (when conditions allow)
- Multi-pitch climbing
- Advanced techniques of ice & rock protection
- Snow belays, rock and ice anchors
- Movement and technique
- Stance construction
- Retreating safely
- Throughout the course we will aim to ascend some of Scotland’s classic routes
Please do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you have verified that your course is confirmed to run.
Courses run from Friday evening to Monday afternoon (4:30pm), giving 3 quality mountain days. Alternatively, friday evening to Wednesday afternoon (4:30pm), giving 5 quality mountain days.
This course is Level 3 of our three main winter skills courses. If you have no previous ice climbing experience (but some winter mountaineering experience), we would recommend our Level 2 Introduction to Snow and Ice Climbing Course.