Winter Navigation Courses
Throughout the winter season, we offer winter navigation courses in Scotland and potentially in the Lake District and Snowdonia if conditions permit. Just as in summer, navigation is the first skill to learn if you want to venture into the mountains. This is because, sadly, navigational errors are usually the root cause of many mountain rescue incidents.
We can adapt this course to suit anyone. Typical clients range between novices in the winter mountains, to those with some experience, and on to those preparing for their Winter Mountain Leader qualification.
The course covers the additional knowledge and skills that you need to navigate in a winter environment compared to summer. So the course includes everything from planning routes to avoid potential avalanche hazards, to advanced navigational strategies for winter conditions. We even show you how to prepare your map for use in a potentially harsh environment.
Depending on exact aims and locations, the maximum ratio is usually 1:6 on this course.
If you are not looking for a winter navigation course, then have a look at some of the other courses and guiding that we offer: