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Winter Skills Course


3 days

Fort William, West Highlands

£255 per person, minimum of 2 people

2019 DATES

People On Mountain

The 3 day winter skills course is for anyone looking to gain the skills to go winter walking in snowy terrain. It will give you a core understanding of winter environments, and the confidence to strike on your own. No previous experience necessary.

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

  • Use of an ice axe and crampons
  • Movement skills on snow, ice and rock
  • Winter navigation
  • Poor visibility navigation
  • Recovering from a fall, including techniques for ice-axe arrest
  • Emergency snow shelters

We will also be looking at:

  • Planning a journey and route choice
  • Basic 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 6:1, 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: No previous experience required. We adapt the course to your specific requirements, though it’s as well to 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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