Winter - Climbing

These days can take winter climbers onto more demanding winter climbs. Climbs typically of grades III to V.

Key Information
Cost

1 person = £200

2 people = £220

Ratio

Maximum ratio of Guide to Clients, 1 : 2

Pre-requisites
  • A good fitness level for demanding winter days, carrying a winter rucksack.
  • Previous winter climbing experience of at least grade II.
Availability

What day (or days) would you like? Choose dates and check our availability. Email Max – max@maxhunter.co.uk

Description

These are days that will take you on steeper winter climbs – within the winter grade range of III up to V. These are more demanding and more rewarding climbs – quite often classics on the mountain – usually Lochaber (includes Ben Nevis) or in Glencoe. Typically, during a day we would cover, or discuss some of the Topics listed below.

The days might include climbing graded winter routes such as:

  • 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)

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

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East Ridge of Douglas Boulder

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Tower Ridge

Pitch 1 on the approach

Winter Climbing

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