Winter Climbing

These courses are designed to take winter climbers onto more demanding winter climbs. The courses may include climbs typically of grades III and IV, and occasionally V

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 climbing experience of at least grade II.
Availability

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

Course Overview

These courses are designed to take winter climbers onto more demanding winter climbs. The courses may include climbs typically of grades III and IV, and occasionally V (depending on the agreed course aspirations and course length). Climbs on the course could include:

  • Thompson’s Route (IV,4)
  • Central Gully Right Hand (IV,4)
  • Good Friday Climb (III)
  • Tower Ridge (IV,3)
  • Green Gully (IV,3)
  • Comb Gully (IV,4)
  • Point 5 Gully (V,5)

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:

  • 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 climbing on steep ice or mixed, 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

Orion Direct, V 5 ****, Ben Nevis

Orion Direct, V 5 ****, Ben Nevis

Tower Ridge, IV 3 ****, Ben Nevis

Tower Ridge, IV 3 ****, Ben Nevis

Abseiling into Aonach Mor, East Face

Abseiling into Aonach Mor, East Face

Finger's Ridge, IV 5 ***, Cairngorms

Finger’s Ridge, IV 5 ***, Cairngorms