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If you dream of winter mountain days spent in the UK mountains, with the crunch of snow underfoot and the confidence to do an ascent of Striding Edge on Helvelyn or CMD Arete on Ben Nevis, or one of the other many fabulous UK mountain journeys, but you don’t have any winter experience at all, consider joining this 2 day course. Have you ever wondered what skills are needed to get onto steeper ground? Unlike climbing, mountaineering may use the rope to protect short sections of a journey or to help descend steeper ground. We’ll start our journey into steeper ground on day 1, looking at movement skills and making the most of our axe and crampons before coming back to the Lodge and introducing the rope ready to learn some new techniques in the mountains the following day. These two days are structured in a progressive way allowing you to take part without having to have much prior winter experience.
To provide an experience of what winter mountaineering can be – moving over and through inspiring terrain.
Some summer hill walking.
Day 1 – A refresh of movement, avalanche awareness and general winter awareness. This would ideally take in some steeper but manageable ground such as Ciste Gully area / toe of the Fiacaill Ridge or similar. No ropes on the hill but return to Glenmore Lodge in time for an introduction to the use of rope session before dinner. Harnesses would be optional depending on the clients future ambitions.
Day 2 – A journey to a suitable venue where rope skills can be taught and practiced. Again, snow anchors and or rock anchors as appropriate for the group and conditions.
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|Date30/03/24||Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pn||Cost (no accommodation)£315.00||Places|
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• Use of kit
• Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
• In-course transport
Accommodation in an en-suite bedroom. If booking as an Individual, you will not be asked to share with a stranger.
Breakfast on each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses).
Dinner on each course day (except 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.
YOU WILL NEED
(Glenmore Lodge can provide if required)
Waterproof jacket and trousers
Insulated synthetic jacket with hood
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES
What will you need to bring? Listed here are the essentials; this is not an exhaustive list.
Winter outdoor wear
Winter climbing / mountaineering trousers
Hat & gloves, several pairs of.
Whistle Compass – Silva type 4 recommended with a 1:40,000 romer ***
Waterproof map case.
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
Map information – we encourage everyone on mountain courses to have a map covering the Northern Cairngorms with a 10km radius from the ski area. There are now a range of scales and maps available OS 1:50,000, OS 1:25,000 and Harvey Map 1:40,000.
If you have digital mapping and can print off map sheets a suggested area would be:
NW corner NH8514 NE corner NJ0314
SW corner NN8593 SE corner NO0393
Glenmore Lodge will provide any technical equipment required on a skills course e.g. climbing ropes and racks.
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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.