Winter Mountaineering Course

OVERVIEW

DURATION
3 days

LOCATION
Fort William in the Scottish Highlands

COST - £280 per person

2018 DATES
Feb 27 - Mar 1

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This 3-day course will help you develop your movement skills, looking at Grade I/II terrain (scrambling), basic rope-work, constructing snow anchors and abseiling with them, navigation strategies, avalanche awareness, weather and its implications for route choice.

On the Winter Mountaineering course, we will cover the following areas:

  • Further development of your movement skills on snow, ice and rock
  • Movement over Grade I/II terrain
  • Basic rope-work and belaying (using a sling and carabiner)
  • Constructing snow anchors, and their uses
  • Rock anchors
  • Abseiling using snow anchors
  • Winter navigation
  • Decision making
  • Emergency snow shelters and snow-holes

We will also be looking at:

  • Planning a journey and route choice
  • Weather forecasting and knowledge
  • Avalanche awareness
  • Clothing and equipment

The course lasts for 3 days, 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 4:1, so that we can give you our fullest attention.

Cost: £280 per person

Course Location: Fort William, Scottish Highlands

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

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