Winter - Introduction to Winter Climbing
Days that will take a winter mountaineer into winter climbing, climbing grades I to III.
1 person = £200
2 people = £220
Maximum ratio of Guide to Clients, 1 : 2
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These are days that will take you on steeper winter climbs – within the winter grade range of I up to III. You can decide if you want to be Guided or be taught (Instruction) the various winter climbing techniques.
Choose Guided – The advantage of being guided is that you can focus on where you are and what you’re doing, all you have to do is look after yourself, and work as a member of the climbing team. This is perfect for people who want to get some winter climbing done!
Choose Instruction – This enables you to be taught (see the Topics listed below), to enable you to increase your competence, safety and confidence – helping you become a more independent winter climber.
The days might include climbing graded winter routes 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)
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
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