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MTA Winter Conference – Learn Winter Mountaineering

Learn LEVEL | 2 day(s) | Ratio 1:4 | From £280.00

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Overview

Would you like to venture onto steeper, more technical ground during your winter adventures? Or maybe you’d like to tackle a particular ridge but lack experience on ‘scrambling’ ground in winter conditions? With this course you’ll learn how to manage this type of terrain, and unlock new winter mountaineering adventures. We’ll build on your existing winter skills to introduce you to the skills you need to take on winter ‘scrambling’ up to grade I/II on Britain’s mountains.

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AIMS

To introduce you to the technical skills to tackle winter ‘scrambling’ type terrain, up to grade I/II on Britain’s mountains.

PRE-REQUISITES

You should have good solid core winter movement skills, and be comfortable with the use of an ice axe and crampons in ascent and descent. Summer scrambling experience is also useful.

CONTENT

Develop your winter skills and progress onto steeper terrain on this 2-day Winter Mountaineering course.

Day 1 – Whilst journeying on the hill we will look at core movement skills, learning how to use your winter mountaineering boots, crampons, and ice axe to travel safely on graded (I/II) mountaineering terrain. We’ll also look at avalanche awareness for winter mountaineering, navigation, general winter mountain safety and emergency procedures. This course also includes use of a climbing harness and rope.

Day 2 – We’ll continue to further develop your skills from day 1, and consider route planning, late back procedures, emergency ropework including constructing and using snow anchors and abseiling. Throughout the weekend we’ll make use of our fantastic local hills to learn these skills and build your confidence.

The programme is fairly flexible, taking into account individual needs and aims, weather, and conditions etc.

Step 1

Book your course place online

Step 2

Call to book accommodation. Prices from £60pn

DATES & PRICES

2025
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date25/01/25Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£280.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

USEFUL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Instruction

Use of kit

Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day

In-course transport

WHAT'S INCLUDED IF YOU CHOOSE THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION - AS ABOVE PLUS

Accommodation in an en-suite bedroom.

Breakfast on each course day (except on one day and back-to-back courses)

Dinner on each course day (except on the final day, and on one day or back-to-back courses)

Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge

Linen is provided along with a towel. You may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WILL I NEED

YOU WILL NEED (Glenmore Lodge can provide if required)

Waterproof jacket and trousers

Insulated synthetic jacket with hood

Winter Boots

Gaiters

Crampons

Ice Axe

Helmet

Climbing harness

40lt rucksack

Walking poles

 

EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES

Personal clothing

Winter outdoor wear

Insulating layers

Winter climbing / mountaineering trousers

Hat & gloves, several pairs of.

Whistle Compass – Silva type 4 recommended with a 1:40,000 romer

Waterproof map case.

Headtorch

Rucksack liner (or sturdy bin liner) / dry bags

Hydration system (water bottle / flask)

Box or bag for packed lunch.

Personal first aid kit

Personal toiletries & medications (towels are provided)

Suncream & sun hat

 

Glenmore Lodge will provide any technical equipment required on a skills course e.g. climbing ropes and racks.

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