Introduction to Winter Walking in the Scottish Highlands

Aviemore or Fort William (see note below)
Group size
3 - 6 people
Experience level
1 day
6 miles
A 1 Day Winter Skills Course Designed to teach you the key skills necessary to safely transition from summer to winter walking in the Scottish Highlands. NOTE - to maximise flexibility the venue for this course will be confirmed nearer the date

About the trip

8-8.30am - typical meet up time to discuss overview and key objectives for the day

Key topics covered include:

1) movement skills in winter time
2) fitting and use of crampons on snow and ice
3) carrying and use of ice axe on snow and ice
4) ice axe arrest - demonstration & practice
5) avalanche awareness and route planning considerations

5pm - finish and review of the day


Qualified Instructor

Not included

B2 Boots
C2 Crampons
Ice Axe
(all items can be hired in advance)
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