Winter Lead Climbing Course


3 or 5 days

Fort William in the Scottish Highlands

COST - £360 or £600

2018 DATES
Jan 29 - Jan 31/Feb 2 (fully booked)

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This course is for the competent and experienced winter mountaineer, who is looking to take his/her skills on graded winter routes.  By the end of the course, you will have the tools to lead winter routes.

Our Winter Lead Climbing Course generally covers the following key areas:

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

The course is 3 or 5 days long, and is run in Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, generally between the beginning of January and the end of March.  Our client-to-instructor ratio does not exceed 2:1, so that we can give you our fullest attention.

Cost: £360 per person (3 day course)/£600 per person (5 day course)

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 only for anyone with rock climbing and winter mountaineering experience. Bear in mind that winter conditions in the Scottish Highlands can be demanding, and 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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