This five-day course is designed for those who want to take their winter skills to the next level. The goal is to perfect your hill walking and consolidate it across a range of conditions, locations and terrain types. Our highly qualified & experienced winter mountain leader will accompany you every step of the way. By the end of this course, you will have the confidence and knowledge necessary to begin setting out on your own winter adventures.
During this longer course, you will be able to, not only to expand your knowledge but also consolidate it across the full five days available to you.
- Planning and preparation
- Kit and packing tips
- Movement and travel on snow and ice
- Ice axe and crampon use
- Winter navigation, including zero visibility strategies
- Avalanche hazard awareness and avoidance
- Snowpack analysis
- Emergency procedures and snow shelters
- Top tips for being efficient in winter
January - March
Minimum age: 18
If you wish to book a group on a specific date you will need the minimum number of participants. Click the Course Info tab to see group size.
Winter walking safety equipment:
- Ice axe
Personal hill walking equipment:
- *Walking boots (B2) + compatible crampons
- Personal winter clothing waterproofs etc.
*Winter walking boots can be hired from local outdoor shops for approximately £10 per day.
We will provide you with a full kit list upon booking.
Take a look at our online shop for any equipment you might want for your outdoor adventures. We stock a variety of equipment and can give expert advice if you have any queries. Choose to collect your order on a course (free of charge) and your instructor will have it ready and waiting for you when you arrive.
Transport is not included, and you will need your own vehicle to access the various mountain ranges.
Please only make travel arrangements (such as booking flights) once we've confirmed with you that the course is going ahead.