Scottish Winter Walking Skills

Rated 4.20 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

Grade: Introductory level | 3 mountain days | Guide ratio 1:6

An ideal course for hill walkers who want to learn the essential skills needed to enjoy winter walking.  A good level of hill walking fitness required.

Our Scottish Winter Walking Skills course is ideal for hill walkers who want to learn the essential skills needed to enjoy winter walking. The mountains around Glencoe and Ben Nevis provide some of the best and most reliable winter walking and climbing conditions in Britain, suitable for beginner and expert alike. The course will teach you the use of ice axe and crampons, winter navigation, avalanche avoidance and emergency shelters, all under the expert guidance of our instructors. A good level of hill walking fitness is required. The course includes 3 days’ instruction.

The Winter Walking Skills course will cover the following:

  • Basic snowcraft
  • Use of ice axe and crampons
  • Ice axe arrest
  • Ascent of some classic Munro Ridges
  • Winter mountain navigation and route planning
  • Winter weather and avalanche avoidance

Previous Experience

For the Scottish Winter Walking Skills courses all you need is a good level of fitness and enjoyment of long days on the British hills in summer.

Please do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you have verified that your course is confirmed to run.

Trip dossier

Scottish Winter Walking Skills

  • Instruction
  • Full board accommodation with three course evening meals & packed lunches, starting with breakfast on the first morning through to packed lunch on the day of departure. Bar meals can be purchased until 8.30pm on the day of your arrival
  • Technical equipment (excluding helmet crampons etc – see kit list for more information)
  • 15% off the RRP of clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Travel to Scotland
  • Evening meal on arrival and drinks
  • Personal equipment
  • Uplift by cable car on Aonach Mor or the White Corries
  • Entry to the ice wall at the Ice Factor in the event of severe weather

Accommodation is booked from the night of your arrival with instruction starting the following morning. Check out is normally the morning of your final day unless you have booked an additional night. This is booked on a twin or double room basis: however single rooms will be provided where there is not a member of the same sex to share with. Single rooms and additional nights can be requested at an extra cost.

5 reviews for Scottish Winter Walking Skills

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicolle (verified owner)

    Despite the lashings of rain, sleet and occasional snow, I have had a fantastic time on this 2 day course.

    Our leader Mike was just amazing with the confidence he instilled in us to go out on to the hills in the snow. He was patient, and knew exactly how to pitch this course for all of us in our group.

    I felt privileged to have him as our leader and also lucky to have 2 wonderful people with whom I completed the course with. Good luck to Mike and thank you so much.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Barry

    We had a great weekend, David was an excellent guide, gets the job done, with a relaxed fun attitude. The instruction he gave us and his general approach to his job was excellent, couldn’t fault in anyway. Two great days in the mountains, learned a lot, was a great way to see Scotland for first time. I would definitely recommend Adventure Peaks.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Anon

    Course instructor was a nice down to earth chap who managed to be good fun and very knowledgeable and approachable for any advice…the highlights were the people I met and the skills gained to proceed in future in winter conditions.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Robin

    Excellent service and motivation…and the evening meals were excellent

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Simon

    Three enjoyable days in the hills with a competent instructor. Learned and practised a lot of basic techniques and info on snow and avalanche risk. Also experience of poor visibility – useful lesson that a single weekend course isn’t enough to become a competent navigator in bad weather. Very decent country hotel with good food and ale. Pleasant atmosphere meeting people on a range of courses and experience/abilities over dinner and in the bar. I had confidence in the instructor. He was considerate of the ability of party members and coached rather than hectored or lectured.

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1 Extra night B&B - £35 per night (if booked through us) The request for extra nights must be made to Adventure Peaks at the time of booking to obtain the above rates and will be subject to availability as we have courses running throughout the winter.
1 Extra night DB&B - £54 per night (if booked through us) The request for extra nights must be made to Adventure Peaks at the time of booking to obtain the above rates and will be subject to availability as we have courses running throughout the winter.
2 Extra nights B&B - £35 per night (if booked through us) The request for extra nights must be made to Adventure Peaks at the time of booking to obtain the above rates and will be subject to availability as we have courses running throughout the winter.
2 Extra nights DB&B - £54 per night (if booked through us) The request for extra nights must be made to Adventure Peaks at the time of booking to obtain the above rates and will be subject to availability as we have courses running throughout the winter.
Single room supplement £20 per night - 3 nights Single room supplement £20 per night

Deposits

The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£150 per Person


Land Only Availability Days Price Book
1st Mar 2019 - 4th Mar 2019
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15th Mar 2019 - 18th Mar 2019
4