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
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.