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Winter climbing Fiacaill Ridge

Intro Winter Climb

Mountaineering or climbing, one or two axes?

When the more interesting routes are covered in snow and ice, the transition from Winter Walking to Scrambling, Mountaineering, or Climbing in Winter is significant. This course progresses things by ascending steeper ground, graded or ungraded, ascending gullies, ridges, and easy buttresses to summits. We will make the most of your days on the hill by providing essential instruction, guiding, and venue knowledge. This course is ideal for winter walkers who want to challenge themselves on steeper terrain and who have previous summer scrambling or climbing experience. Smaller ratios allow gaps to be bridged more easily.

Pre Requisites - Winter Walking with some Summer Scrambling or Climbing experience     

 £240 per day in total, ratio of 1:1

 £270 per day in total, ratio of 1:2

Cost 

Core Skills Covered 

Be Aavalanche Aware
  • Kit and pre course guidance 

  • Route planning, Weather and Avalanche awareness (BeAvalancheAware)

  • Winter Skills refresher

  • Movement skills 

  • Rock, Snow & Ice Anchors

  • Appropriate use of kit, where and when

  • Journeying and decision making

  • Ascents of gullies, ridges and buttresses

Included in the cost

Not included in the cost

  • Qualified, Professional instruction and service

  • Use of ropes, hardware, harness & helmet 

  • Personal Insurance

Bookings now available for 2023/24, get in touch!

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