Winter Skills 2 day

  • Location Scotland
  • Duration 2 days
  • Price £150.00 per person
  • Rock Climbing
  • Multi-activity
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure

Adventure Highlights

Our two day weekend winter skills courses, based in the Cairngorms, Aviemore, Scotland are designed to give you the fundamental techniques for safe travel in the mountains in winter conditions. We focus on prevention more than cure, looking at suitable personal kit, organisation and appropriate use of what we carry. How to safely plan a day using avalanche and weather forecasts and how to implement them into a safe journey. On snow, we focus on movement skills with solid footwork in ascent and descent, self-belay, step cutting, self-arrest and crampon techniques.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates

Make this adventure your own: Message Adventure Leader

Adventure Details

Day 1

Start time 09:00

When we meet and chat through the day and what people want to get from the course, discuss the weather and avalanche forecast. Your Instructor will check kit, chat through their thought process to maximise the learning of the decisions made. On the hill, we concentrate on footwork, efficient movement, and the use of the ice axe.

Day 2

On day two we will put into action our learning from day one on a little journey, with some input of some navigation on how to cope with adverse weather, how we interpret the snow on our journey and how to try and avoid avalanche terrain. We will also look at emergency procedures.

End time 17:00

Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

Comfort Accommodation

Accommodation is not provided as standard but we will be happy to help arrange it for you. Please message us to arrange!

What's included

  • Guide Fully guided
  • Transportation On-course transport
  • Equipment
    Equipment supplied by SRW > Crampons > Ice axe > Helmet > Shovels > Group shelter > First Aid kit > Photos from your course​
  • Other Highly experienced & qualified guide.

What you'll need to bring

  • Warm Clothing We advise wearing 2-3 thinner layers rather than one thick layer so you can adjust your temperature during the activity. Belay' type jacket. Wicking base layers, top & bottoms.
  • Waterproofs
  • Food Lunch & warm drink
  • Other Quality waterproofs i.e. Gore-tex or similar B2-B3 style boots Hat, waterproof gloves plus spares x 2 minimum Winter walking socks Rucksack 30-40ltr Goggles, double clear lens recommended Head torch, plus spare batteries Balaclava and neck gaiter

Cancellations

Strict - Cancel up to 31 days before your adventure to recieve a 75% refund

Cancelling less than 30 days before results in no refund.

Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

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Location

Starting point:

Aviemore PH22, UK

Adventure leader

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water