Winter Mountaineering Skills Course

Winter Mountaineering Skills Course

This course will take your skills and confidence in the mountains to a new level providing knowledge and practice in cold weather survival, avalanche awareness, ice axe and crampon technique and advanced navigation. If the conditions are favourable we aim to spend a night out on the mountain in snow holes! The weather conditions in Scotland in February are harsh and the physical and mental demands of this course should not be underestimated. However participants will be given thorough guidance on appropriate preparation and will be accompanied by highly qualified instructors when putting the methods into practice.

This course is designed for Year 13s and we enrol from June the previous year. You are likely to get more out of this course if you have some previous experience such as Gold DofE or similar. If in doubt come and have a chat