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Winter climbing is addictive. Once you start you’ll crave the beginning of winter and the incredible experiences and memories you’ll create and share with like-minded people.
This two day course will teach you the essential skills, such as how to use technical ice axes and crampons, plan winter climbs, and movement skills.
To develop a solid foundation in core winter climbing skills, whilst seconding a variety of winter climbs, such that you will be a competent and self-reliant second
Summer rock climbing and winter hill walking experience useful but not essential. This is a physical 2-day course.
We focus on introducing you to the main core winter climbing techniques whilst seconding a variety of winter climbs. The course will NOT cover winter leading skills.
To get the most out of this course you should have some experience of summer rock climbing and winter hill walking (including using an axe and crampons)
Meeting your instructor on the first morning provides an opportunity to discuss everyone’s experience and aspirations. This enables the instructor to plan the programme based around these. The programme is fairly flexible taking into account individual needs and aims, weather, etc. The main topics to be covered are:
Recep of core winter skills, such as using ice axe and crampons, for approaching climbs
Basic rope work (tying into multi-point anchors) and belaying both leader and second.
Use of technical ice tools and crampons on a variety of mediums (rock, ice, snow, turf)
Coaching to develop personal climbing technique on ice and mixed ground
Escaping from winter multi-pitch climbs (including abseiling from a variety of anchors)
Avalanche awareness and its implications for safe route choice.
|Date20/01/24||Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pn||Cost (no accommodation)£330.00||PlacesFULL||Contact Us|
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Use of kit
Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
In course transport
Bed in en-suite room
Breakfast on each course day
Dinner on each course day (Except on final day, one day or back-to-back courses)
Linen is provided along with a towel
YOU WILL NEED (Glenmore Lodge can provide if required)
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN STORES
Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list
Glenmore Lodge will provide any technical equipment required on a skills course e.g. climbing ropes and racks.
Can't find exactly what you are looking for? We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.