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Mountaineering (Winter) 1 Resting for lunch Cairngorm Plateua Mountaineering (Winter) 2 Stepping out on the Cairgorm Plateua, Coire ant Snechta Mountaineering (Winter) 3 Mountain Leadership in full winter conditions Mountaineering (Winter) 4 Winter walking in Scotland Mountaineering (Winter) 5 COLD CONDITIONS Mountaineering Winter 6 Digging a snow hole Mountaineering Winter 7 Winter Wonderland - Rothiemurcas Forest Cairngorm Mountaineering Winter 8 Easy Gulley, Aladins Couloir Mountaineering (Winter) 9 Steep Ground in the Cairngorms Mountaineering (Winter) 10 - Avalanche Tranciever training Mountaineering Winter - Ice Climbing in Scotland

Winter Mountaineering

Join us in the Highlands of Scotland for an outstanding week of mountaineering.  During the winter season Scotland's mountains are at their most majestic.  The swiftly changing weather conditions can make mountaineering in Scotland vary from the arduous to the heavenly.  Regardless of the weather conditions mountaineering in the Scottinsh Highlands will be an unforgettable experience.

This 6 day course is specifically designed to compliment your existing mountain skills with practical instruction in winter techniques.  These new skills will be applied during ascents of Scotland's classic mountains.

This course covers:

  • This additional equipment which is routinely carried in winter conditions
  • Interpreting avalanche predictions
  • Mountain weather
  • Route planning
  • Navigation in winter conditions
  • Safe travel techniques - Avalanche avoidance
  • Snowpack evaluation
  • Emergency shelters and construction of snowholes
  • The use of crampons and ice axe
  • Personal movement skills over steep snow
  • Security on steep ground (Rope work)
  • Snow belays including bollards, axe belays and bucket seats
  • Training in the use of avalanche transceivers, probes and shovels to prepare for the event of companion burial
  • Winter environment

Staff Ratio is 1:4
Our highly experienced staff team comprises of qualified Mountaineering Instructors, International Mountain Leaders and Winter mountain leaders all of whom share a common passion for working in this unique environment.  These courses include full board in comfortable chalet type accommodation.

Dates for 2012 avialable soon.


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