Project Description

Scottish Winter Mountaineering

This winter mountaineering course is based in Scotland for people that want to learn the skills to enjoy grade I to III ground in winter.

Location: Scotland – Fort William
Price: £450 per person
Ratio: 1:2
Length: 3 days

Who is the Scottish Winter Mountaineering Course suitable for?

This course is for people who have some previous winter hill walking experience (see requirements below) and want to progress to climbing graded winter routes. Over the three days we will aim to progress you from being a winter walker to a winter mountaineer capable of climbing graded winter routes. You will climb routes from grade 1 to grade 3 over the three days.

What does the Scottish Winter Mountaineering course cover?

-Ice axe and crampon refresher
-Avalanche Risk assessment
-Ropework for ground upto Grade III
-Route Finding and personal travel on rocky ridges, gullies, steps, cornices and steep snow.
-Cold weather injuries and avoidance

Sample Programme
Day One: Kit check & discussion
We will use weather and avalanche reports to understand the implications on route choice for the day. We will then head into the mountains to climb routes from grade 1 to III to suit the weather and the conditions.

Days Two & Three:
We will go and climb grade I to III winter routes. The weather will dictate route choice but we will try and cover both gullies and ridges over the 2 days.