Intro Winter Climb
Mountaineering or Climbing, 1 axe or 2?
It is a big jump from Winter Walking to Scrambling, Mountaineering or Climbing in Winter when the more interesting routes are covered in snow and ice. This course takes things to the next level ascending steeper ground, graded or ungraded, ascending gullies, ridges and easy buttresses to gain summits. With a mix of essential instruction, guiding and venue knowledge we will make the most of your days on the hill.This course would be suited to winter walkers who would like to challenge themselves on steeper ground and who have the addition of Summer scrambling or climbing experience. With small ratios, the gaps can be crossed more easily.
Pre Requisites - Winter Walking with some Summer Scrambling or Climbing experience
Core Skills Covered
Kit and pre course guidance
Route planning, Weather and Avalanche awareness (BeAvalancheAware)
Winter Skills refresher
Rock, Snow & Ice Anchors
Appropriate use of kit, where and when
Journeying and decision making
Ascents of gullies, ridges and buttresses
£190 per day in total, ratio of 1:1
£200 per day in total, ratio of 1:2
Included in the cost
Qualified, Professional instruction and service
Use of ropes, hardware, harness & helmet
Not included in the cost
Bookings now available for 2020/21, get in touch!