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.
The Scottish Winter 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 beginners and experts alike. The course will teach you the use of ice axe and crampons, ice axe arrest and avalanche avoidance all under the expert guidance of our instructors. A good level of hill walking fitness is required. The course includes 2 days' instruction.
For the Scottish Winter Skills course all you need is a good level of fitness and enjoyment of long days on the British hills in summer.
The course will run with a minimum of two people. Please do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you have verified that your course is confirmed to run.
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.
* A deposit of £150 will be required at checkout.
Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date
|1 Extra night B&B - per night (if booked through us)||£42|
|1 Extra night DB&B - per night (if booked through us)||£72|
|2 Extra nights B&B - per night (if booked through us)||£84|
|2 Extra nights DB&B - per night (if booked through us)||£144|
|Single room supplement £24 per night - 2 nights||£48|
* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip
Warm trousers – windproof & quick drying
Fleece – lightweight
Mid-layer top – windproof & quick drying
Synthetic jacket – main insulation layer
Baselayer tops – wicking layer
Pair of insulated mitts – big and warm
Two pairs of winter gloves – warm with a tough palm
Two pairs of thermal gloves
Two pairs of thick socks
Two pairs of thin liner socks
*Boots– B2 rated, waterproof
Balaclava or buff
Gaiters – to fit over bigger, winter boots
Waterproof jacket – breathable material (shower-proof items are insufficient)
Waterproof trousers – full length side zips are useful
(For winter skills courses you may wish to also bring an older waterproof shell for practising ice axe arrest)
Rucksack – 35-45 litres
Thermos flask – unbreakable metal type
Water bottle – wide neck to prevent freezing
Goggles – clear or yellow lenses
Head torch, plus spare batteries
Sunscreen – at least factor 15
Map – covering Ben Nevis & Glencoe
Compass – big base plate to use with gloves
Small personal first aid kit (blister plasters, tape, paracetamol)
Tupperware box for sandwiches
*These items can be hired.
If you have any queries about kit please don't hesitate to contact us on 015394 33794.
We can offer a 15% discount off the recommended retail price on your winter equipment needs. All our equipment can be viewed at our online shop: www.theexpeditionshop.com