Winter Performance Climbing Course

OVERVIEW

DURATION
3 days

LOCATION
Fort William, West Highlands

PRICE
£330 per person

2020 DATES
18 Mar - 20 Mar (2 places available)

Other dates can be arranged, please enquire

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Course details

The 3 day winter performance climbing course is for the competent winter climber.  Who is looking to push their winter grade.  If you would like to break through grade III/IV.  And would like to climb grade V and above, then this is the course for you.

 

On the winter performance climbing course, we cover the following key areas:

  • Seconding up to grade V and or VI
  • Use of technical crampons and ice axes
  • Route selection
  • Protection selection, placements and judgement
  • Psychological aspects of climbing
  • Our personal weaknesses and strengths
  • Efficient movement over complex terrain

Duration

The winter performance climbing course is 3 days long, and is run in the West Highlands, using Fort William as a base. The client-to-instructor ratio does not exceed 2:1, to ensure that we can give you our fullest attention.

 

All of our courses are tailored to suit your availability and experience, taking into account any individual needs and fitness levels.

 

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 who is a competent winter climber at grade III or IV. Or for anyone who has attended one of our winter climbing courses. 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.

Typical Winter Performance Climbing course layout

Each day of our winter performance 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.

 

Day 1

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.

 

Day 2

Guided winter climbing, usually a grade V or VI.  Looking at efficient movement over complex terrain, and the psychological aspects of climbing.

 

Day 3

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.

 

If you are unsure whether the winter performance climbing course is suitable for you, please do not hesitate to contact us on info@riseandsummit.co.uk or call us on 07775 853 348, and we would be happy to help.

Crampon advice

If you need some advice on crampons, please follow this link.

Ice axe advice

If you need some advice on which ice axe to buy, please follow this link.

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