Typical Winter Lead Climbing course layout
Each day of our winter performace climbing course, we would spend time assessing the weather, snow and avalanche conditions, in order to learn about safe route planning and detecting potential avalanche terrain.
Guided winter climbing, usually a grade V or VI. Looking at advanced mixed climbing techniques and the use of technical crampons and ice axes. Looking at efficient movement over complex terrain.
Guided winter climbing, usually a grade V or VI. Looking at efficient movement over complex terrain, and the psychological aspects of climbing.
Here we put all of the skills learnt on the previous days into practice, and allow you to take ownership of some/if not all of the day i.e. route selection (under our guidance), and if you feel confident lead a grade V or VI route within your ability.
The course content and location tends to be dictated to us by the weather, so the winter performance climbing course layout can change.