The Curtain, Ben Nevis

Winter Guided  

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 & coaching to tweak what your doing, bringing your skills up to date with what we refer to as "good practice" as well as guiding you up some great winter routes. 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


£210 per day in total ratio 1:1

£240 per day in total ratio 1:2

(possible additional costs depending on

the venue)

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

Not included in the cost 

  • Qualified, Professional instruction and service

  • Use of ropes and hardware, harness & helmet

  • Personal Insurance

Bookings now available for 2021/22, get in touch!