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Scotland is one of the World’s great places, the Highland’s & Island of Scotland are a place of unparalleled beauty and we deliver an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
In 2018 we are once again running a full action packed Scottish winter mountaineering skills programme. All our mountaineering courses are progressive and are run at a pace that will allow you to build and develop the skills required to travel above the snow line.
All our Scottish winter mountaineering week-long courses are Directed by Bren Whelan, a Full Mountain Instructors Certificate holder with 15 years of experience climbing, working and running courses in Scotland.
Winter skills courses are based in Fort William on the West Coast of Scotland in the shadow of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest summit (1344m’s). We are perfectly positioned for a winter ascent of ‘The Ben’.
Which is a must for all winter mountaineers and if it’s your first time, then during your winter mountaineering week we will take to the top of this awesome mountain.
Introduction to Scottish Winter Mountaineering
This course introduces you to the wonders of Scotland under its winter mantel. During a week in the Scottish Highland’s you will ascend some of the classic peaks on the West Coast, many of which are over the magical 3000 and even 4000-foot mark, Ben Nevis, is just one of the classic summits we climb during the week. This course will introduce the essential techniques required for travel above the snowline in the Scottish hills in the winter.
You will learn:- step kicking, step cutting, crampon use, ice axe arrest, basic avalanche awareness, basic winter rope techniques, how to build an emergency shelter.
This Scottish winter mountaineering course is also ideal for anyone traveling to the Alp’s or further afield to ascend one or all of the Seven Summits.
This winter training course also includes evening lectures on Avalanche Awareness / Education and Route Planning.
Cost: € 725 p.p
Scottish Technical Winter Mountaineering 2018
Winter Mountaineering Courses
Location: Fortwilliam, West Coast, Scotland.
Cost: €800 p.p.