Winter Skills Courses
Throughout the season we run winter skills courses in Scotland, in the Cairngorms and Glencoe and on Ben Nevis, as well as in the Lake District. If conditions permit, we may be able to run these in Snowdonia too. This is always a popular and sought-after course because it covers the essential first steps in understanding the difference between walking in the mountains in winter as opposed to summer.
On this course we will introduce you to the skills and equipment that are essential to the winter mountaineer, such as using an ice axe and crampons. In addition, you will also learn about important aspects of winter mountaineering and the additional hazards it can bring, including avalanche avoidance.
What’s more, you can enjoy the thrill of reaching your first summit under full winter conditions (optional, of course!).
Depending on exact aims and locations, there is usually a maximum ratio of 1:6 on this course.
If a winter skills course is not right for you, then have a look at some of the other courses and guiding that we offer: