Snow and Ice Climbing Course

Snow and Ice Climbing Course


From £985
Grade: Advanced
4 mountain days Guide Ratio: 1:2

Aimed at those with previous winter climbing experience who want to improve their skills, learn to lead or push their grade (III-V).

Snow and Ice Climbing Course

Our Snow and Ice Climbing 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 3-5
  • 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 Wedensday evening to Sunday afternoon (4:30pm), giving 4 quality mountain days.

This course is Level 4 of our four main winter skills courses. If you have no previous ice climbing experience (but some winter mountaineering experience), we would recommend our Level 3 Introductory Snow and Ice Climbing Course.

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.

Dates & Prices

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Availability

DatesAvailabilityDays Price Select
8th Feb 2023 - 12th Feb 2023 Spaces5 £985 Book Now
15th Feb 2023 - 19th Feb 2023 Spaces5 £985 Book Now
1st Mar 2023 - 5th Mar 2023 Guaranteed5 £985 Book Now
8th Mar 2023 - 12th Mar 2023 Spaces5 £985 Book Now
15th Mar 2023 - 19th Mar 2023 Guaranteed5 £985 Book Now
22nd Mar 2023 - 26th Mar 2023 Spaces5 £985 Book Now

* A deposit of £150 will be required at checkout.

Extras

Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

ItemPrice
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 - 4 nights £96

* 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

What's Included

  • 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 (Onich Hotel), 9.00pm (Loch Leven Hotel) on the day of your arrival
  • Ropes and technical equipment
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop

What's Excluded

  • 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

Reviews

Graham · 3 years ago ·

[I'd be very likely to recommend Adventure Peaks to friends and family due to the] quality of the course and guides.

Roy · 4 years ago ·

Neil is a great guide, very friendly, experienced and calm. I always felt confident climbing with him in exposed situations and whilst pushing my grade. He offered encouragement and advice when needed and I've taken away quite a few climbing tips. [The highlight was] getting to climb a grade IV winter route on Ben Nevis.

Paul · 5 years ago ·

Highly rated top quality instructors, accommodation and organisation. This is my second trip and the staff are always really friendly and helpful...great set up for climbing, great single rooms...both Dave and Neil had excellent client skills. I'd definitely climb with them again in the future. After a long break from more winter technical climbing this was just what I need to regain my confidence and rekindle my motivation

John · 5 years ago ·

Four really good climbing days and a winding down Friday (which we wanted). Neil was a good instructor, solid and dependable. I felt really secure climbing with him. Twisting Gully [was] a really wild and memorable day.

Ken M · 5 years ago ·

Great people, great venue

Simon · 7 years ago ·

Climbing 1-1 has real benefits for me personally. Coming in to the course I had particular requirements that were able to be achieved due to having Phils complete attention. Having climbed with you last year i was eager to improve my grade of climbs, this was fulfilled.

L Robinson · 7 years ago ·

The interaction of Phil, our guide with the other team members worked particularly well as the emphasis was always on safety and risk management. Judging by the behavior of some on the hill we were fortunate to have Phil as our guide. The other team members widened the scope of experience also.

Lee &Nicholas Robinson · 7 years ago ·

Feb 15-19/2016
A great week with excellent instruction from Phil and Darren.Comfortable,friendly hotel...good food!
3 'stellar' days on the hills with in condition climbs...good compared to usual Scotish fare!. Avalance risk too high other days..so rock climbing and dry tooling (no Ice Factor now!). Nicholas and I learned a lot from Phil who was inspirational throughout.I would highly recommend this course.


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