Goat Track Gully, Coire an tSneachda

Winter Learn to Lead 

The pinnacle of instructional courses in Scottish Winter Climbing, getting onto the sharp end in Winter and learning to lead or transferring over your Summer leading experience into the Winter environment. The Northern Corries of Cairngorm are a great place to kick this course off, easy and high access, a variety of terrain from small buttresses, ice falls and gullies all at the lower end of the grades. A perfect playground for building skills, knowledge and confidence. This course would be best suited to winter mountaineers who have led scrambles, summer rock climbers who have led and have some winter walking experience or winter climbers who have seconded in winter and would now like to get onto the sharp end. 

Pre Requisites - Winter walker with summer climbing experience. 


  £240 per day in total, ratio of 1:2


Core Skills Covered 

  • Kit and pre course guidance 

  • Route planning & selection, Weather and Avalanche awareness (BeAvalancheAware)

  • Movement skills 

  • Building Rock, Snow & Ice Anchors

  • Ropework, belaying & stance management

  • Escaping routes

  • 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 and hardware

  • Personal Insurance

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