Our Scottish Snow and Ice Climbing Course is aimed at those who already have basic winter mountaineering skills and want to climb snow and ice grades I-III. For the introductory snow and ice climbing course you need good basic winter skills and the ability to use crampons and ice axe safely and effectively. Some previous rock or indoor climbing experience is also advised.
This Snow and Ice Climbing Course will cover:
- Snow belays, rock and ice anchors
- Multi-pitch climbing to Grade III
- Route choice and avalanche avoidance
- Movement and technique
- Throughout the course we will aim to ascend some of Scotland’s classic routes graded I-III
Courses run from Friday evening to Monday afternoon (around 4:30pm), giving you three quality mountain days. Alternatively, from Friday evening to Wednesday afternoon (around 4:30pm) giving you five mountain days.
This course is Level 2 of our three main winter skills courses. Our Winter Mountaineering (Level 1) course provides an introduction to the skills and the Improvers Snow and Ice Climbing Course (Level 3) progresses onto steeper, more technical terrain and requires previous winter climbing experience.