Winter Skills

Winter in the UK, and more specifically Scotland, offers some of the most demanding walking and climbing in the world.

The skills required to ensure that you don't become a statistic are not complicated, but are ultimately extremely important. All aspects of the winter environment are covered on our courses:

  • The weather and how it has an impact on our journey
  • Avalanche awareness
  • Ice axe arrest
  • Selection and organisation of personal kit appropriate to winter hillwalking
  • Personal movement skills on snow, including kicking steps and using the ice axe for walking, self-belay, cutting steps, and self-arrest
  • Use of crampons in ascent/descent
  • Emergency procedures including digging and use of emergency shelters
  • Winter Navigation Techniques

Click on our 'Upcoming Courses' link to see whats on offer and contact us if you have any questions.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

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