Winter Skills

Winter hill walking in Scotland can provide some of the most memorable outings you will have in the hills from blue sky days to some of the most challenging conditions you will find in the UK. This Winter Skills course  will give you the core skills that will enable you to travel in any winter mountain environment confidently and safely. All courses are based in and around Cairngorm Mountain which gives quick and high access to a winter playground. Availability below.

This is a 2 day course.

Pre Requisites - Summer hill walking     

Core Skills Covered 

  • Kit and pre course guidance 

  • Route planning, Weather and Avalanche awareness (BeAvalancheAware)

  • Kicking, Cutting, Slipping and Sliding

  • Movement skills including steep ground

  • Winter Navigation, Map, Compass & GPS

  • Appropriate use of kit, where and when

  • Journeying and decision making


 £90 p/p for 2 days

 Max ratio 1:6

Be Avalanche Aware

Included in the cost 

  • Qualified, Professional instruction and service

  • Possible use of some kit, ice axe, crampons etc

Bookings for 2020/21 now available, get in touch!

Not included in the cost

  • Personal Insurance

Mountain & Water Safety Specialists

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