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Introduction to Winter Climbing Course


3 days

Fort William, West Highlands

£600 for 2 people

2019 DATES

People On Mountain

Our introduction to winter climbing course is for anyone who would like to take on the challenge and reap the rewards of winter climbing.  Here, our aim is at getting you to climb confidently and efficiently on grade II/III terrain.

Our Introduction to Winter Climbing Course generally covers the following key areas:

  • Revisiting fundamentals of winter skills
  • Movement on snow, ice and mixed ground
  • Efficient ropework
  • Constructing winter belays (snow, ice and rock)
  • Placing winter protection
  • Route selection and route finding
  • Winter navigation
  • Weather and avalanche forecast, and its impact on planning
  • Abseiling

This course is 3 days long, and is run in Fort William in the Scottish Highlands.  Our client-to-instructor ratio does not exceed 2:1, so that we can give you our fullest attention.

Course Location: Fort William, Scottish Highlands

Kit: We will discuss any specific kit requirements with you when you make a booking.

Minimum Requirements: This course is suitable for anyone who has had some winter mountaineering experience grade I/II. Bear in mind that winter conditions in the Scottish Highlands can be demanding.  Therefore, a fair degree of fitness and determination would be beneficial. If in doubt about whether the course is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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