As the title suggests, this is a "guided" course with the main focus on ascending winter routes. Working as a Mountain Instructor most days will involve instruction or the chance to tweak what your doing, bringing it up to date with what we refer to as "good practice". This course can be based anywhere in Scotland depending on conditions and more importantly what you would like to do? The adventure is yours.
This course would be suited to the winter mountaineer or climber who would like a refresher and just get climbing without feeling under pressure, tie in, belay and climb, become a competent 2nd. Or for the seasoned winter climber who would like to be challenged and get on climbs above their leading grade or to climb some big tick Scottish classics that they have been aspiring to climb for years.
Pre Requisites - Experience of winter Mountaineering or Climbing
£180 per day in total ratio 1:1
£200 per day in total ratio 1:2
(possible additional costs depending on
Core Skills Covered
Kit and pre course guidance
Route planning & selection, Weather and Avalanche awareness (BeAvalancheAware)
Climbing Movement skills
Building Rock, Ice & Snow Anchors
Ropework, belaying & stance management
Appropriate use of kit, where and when
Journeying and decision making
Ascents of gullies, ridges and buttresses including some of Scotland's winter "Classics"
Included in the cost
Qualified, Professional instruction and service
All local travel to and from venues
Use of ropes and hardware
Bookings now available for 2019/20, get in touch!