Winter mountaineering offers one of the greatest challenges in the UK mountains. Venturing onto the high summits in full winter conditions requires fitness, stamina, determination and essential skills to stay safe. However, the reward of standing on the summit as the sun is setting over a sea of white mountain tops makes winter mountaineering well worth the effort.
Winter Skills (2 to 5 days)
The course covers use of ice axe and crampons, equipment selection, winter navigation and ice axe self arrest.
Designed for those with some hillwalking experience who want to hill walk confidently throughout the year, whatever the weather. Winter time offers great opportunities for developing navigation and mountain safety skills under more testing weather skills and under the watchful eyes of our experienced instructors.
Winter Skills Refresher (1 to 2 days)
If you have been on a winter skills course and now want to refresher your skills and consolidate further, then this is for you. This course will look at key areas needed to plan safe travel in the winter mountain environment.
Our costs are calculated on a daily rate dependant on how many people are participating on the course.
1 to 2 people £200
3-6 people £75 each
Course fees include the instructor for the duration of your course. You will need to provide your own personal winter kit (winter boot, ice axes, crampons etc – please get in touch for a kit list).
Ratios for Courses
We aim to get a low ratio between instructors and client to optimise the learning experience and to give a safer working ratio on courses. We will discuss your needs at point of enquiry to ensure we can meet your needs.