Introduction to Winter Climbing

These courses are designed to introduce a winter mountaineer to winter climbing. The courses may include climbs of grades II and III

Key Information
Cost

2 Days at £220 per person

5 Days at £500 per person

Ratio

Maximum ratio of Instructor to Clients, 1 : 2

Pre-requisites
  • A good fitness level for 2-5 consecutive winter days, carrying a winter rucksack.
  • Previous winter experience of using crampons and using 1 axe, or 2.
  • Some summer scrambling/climbing experience
Availability

Request a date and check availability here. Courses will run with a minimum of 2 people

Course Overview

These courses are designed to introduce a winter mountaineer to winter climbing. The courses may include climbs of grades II and III. The course may climb graded winter climbs such as:

  • Number 2 Gully (II)
  • Aonach Eagach (II)
  • Curved Ridge (II/III)
  • SC Gully (III,3)
  • Number 3 Gully Buttress (III)
  • Twisting Gully (III,4)
  • Central Gully (III,4)

At the start of the course we will go over the experience and aspirations of each course participant, and finalise the course structure from there.

Topics covered could include:

  • Selection of appropriate gear and climbing equipment
  • Efficient movement and personal management
  • Avalanche awareness and avoidance
  • Climb selection and planning using guide books and websites
  • Route choice and decision making
  • Coaching of movement on steeper ground, use of technique and conservation of energy
  • Belay construction and choice of anchors. Rock, Ice and Snow anchors
  • Efficient rope-work

Booking Process

  1. Check availability, to do this contact us
  2. Read  our Terms and Conditions
  3. Fill in a Booking Form and return

Photos: Inspiration for your course

Ben Nevis, Glencoe, Cairngorms etc

Ben Nevis, Glencoe, Cairngorms etc

Introduction to Ice Climbing

Introduction to Ice Climbing

Introduction to Mixed Climbing

Introduction to Mixed Climbing

Climbing on Ben Nevis

Climbing on Ben Nevis