This Winter Mountaineering Course is ideal for those who have previously completed a Winter Skills Course or Introductory Winter Mountaineering Course and want to take the next step to progress to climb graded Scottish routes.
This Winter Mountaineering Course is ideal for those who have previously completed a winter skills or introductory winter mountaineering course and want to take the next step to progress to climb graded Scottish routes. You will learn essential rope and belay skills necessary and progress onto climbing pitched winter routes on some classic grade I, II and III gullies and ridges as the course progresses. It will provide the skills for you to perhaps climb unsupervised yourself in the UK winter mountains. It is ideal preparation to join an overseas expedition graded 2 or 3 such as: Bolivian Peaks, Tien Shan Peaks, Kyajo Ri, Peak Lenin, Himlung Himal, Baruntse
Our courses are based in the mountains around Glencoe and Fort William (Ben Nevis) which normally provides some of the best and most reliable winter snow and ice conditions in Britain during the months of January to April.
You should have previous experience of using ice axe and crampons for at least 4 days and have some basic climbing skills from summer or in a climbing wall with the ability to safely belay another climber. Fitness wise you should be able to enjoy good long summer mountain walks with a minimum of 3000ft / 1000m of ascent over steep broken rocky ground in ascent and decent.
If you wish to build up to this course, then consider joining:
Introduction to Winter Mountaineering (level 1 Introductory)
Scottish Winter Summits
Introduction to Rock Climbing Lake District
The exact programme will opeate according to weather conditions and the progress of the group, but typically on a 5 day course we would aim to do:
Courses run Friday evening to Tuesday afternoon (4.30pm) giving four quality mountain days
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 - 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