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Tame the Wild Side

Advanced Level - 2 days | Prices from £320.00

Fitness and Ski Level: You can ski through bumps, although these are still hardwork and you are working to develop the ability to fluidly ski the fall line. When the slope goes over 30 degrees, you have some well practiced coping strategies. You ski the whole mountain and actively seek challenging black runs, to ski in all conditions.

For the truly obsessed wild skier, the Cairngorms is an amazing playground with so much world class terrain easily accessible. Want to explore the classic lines, want to cruise them in good style? Then this package is for you.

Join other  Wild skiers as we go further and steeper with more accuracy, skill and knowledge. Explore the best lines the Cairngorms have to offer alongside some of the best athletes and guides in the business.

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Dates & Prices

14/03/20
Cost (with accommodation): £370.00
Cost (no accommodation): £320.00

Is It For Me?

This option is perfect for the skier who has is used to leaving clean carved turns in the wide open slopes and is keen to look into the hidden and dramatic gullies and ski lines that the Cairngorms is famous for. Choose this option if you’re a solid skier used to skiing the whole mountain and is looking to take the next step. For example we would tackle Cairngorm classics such as the March Burn, Coire Domhain, Y Gully.

Course Content

An outline of what you can expect:

Friday 15th March:

1600 – 2100 Arrival & collection of equipment hire.  Check in available from 5pm.
2000 Presentations and videos

Saturday 16th March:

0800 – 0900 Last chance to register and collect ski hire
0900 – 1000 Depart for a day of wild ski
1630 – 1730 Black Crows Apero
1900 Dinner (included)
2000 Party (included)

Sunday 17th March

0900 Depart for wild ski, day 2
1500 – 1700 Equipment return, tea & cake and farewells

What Will I Need?

Personal Equipment (* Starred Items are available to borrow from GL Stores on a first come first served basis.  Please notify at time of booking)

*Skis with touring bindings, skins and ski crampons (subject to availability)

*Ski Poles – ideally fixed length (subject to availability)

*Ski Mountaineering Boots – for example Scarpa Maestrale or Maestrale RS (subject to availability)

*Helmet – Optional.

*Ice Axe 45cm– for example Petzl Snowracer

*Light weight Crampons – for example Petzl Vasak  (leverlock)

*Avalanche Transceiver – for example Peips DSP Sport or Pro

*3m Probe and Shovel

Personal Clothing

*Waterproof Jacket with hood

*Waterproof  Ski Trousers

Thermal Bottoms or fleece trousers

Thermal Tops  – long sleeves

Mid Layers – Fleece or synthetic

Soft Shell or fleece Jacket

*Lightweight Belay Jacket

Warm Hat

Sunglasses

Ski Goggles

Head Torch

Warm Gloves or mitts: Thick and Thin

Ski Socks

Compass and whistle.

*Rucksack – 35 – 45 litres.

Rucksack liner and/or dry bags.

Vacum flask

Waterbottle – 1ltr Nalgene, camelbacks tend to freeze and don’t handle boiling water very well.

Suncream and Lip Salve – SPF 30 minimum

Personal first aid – some tape, Compeed, plaster for blisters and your own pain relief (aspirin, ibuprofen, paracetamol)

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What’s included on your course

  • Instruction
  • Shuttle bus to Glenmore Lodge (departs Aviemore station 5:20pm on Friday and Sundays)
  • Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
  • In-course transport
  • Entry to Saturday night party

What’s included if you choose the residential option – As above PLUS

Bed in shared en-suite room – available from 3pm on day before your course starts *
(Single rooms may be available for a supplementary charge, please ask at reception when you arrive)

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner for each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses)
  • Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge
  • Linen is provided along with a towel,

Arriving at Glenmore Lodge

  • For more information on travel to the Lodge click here
  • Your first inclusive meal is breakfast (7:45 -8:30am) An evening meal is not provided on your arrival night, but bar meals are available in our Lochain bar 5pm to 9pm (5-7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Packed lunches are collected at breakfast
  • On Mondays and Saturdays only there will be a 10 minute welcome talk at 8.15am, on other days you will meet your instructor at 9am. The daily programme of your course will be discussed with your instructor when you first meet, taking into account aspirations and prevailing weather conditions

On your last day

  • Check out time is 10am on the final day of your booking, we have changing areas, showers and left luggage facilities on site
  • All courses will finish by 5pm
  • On Fridays and Sundays we offer a drop off to Aviemore station, leaving Glenmore Lodge at 5pm, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you would like to book this service
    *some exceptions – see detailed course notes

 

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