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Learn Winter Mountaineering (2 days)

Learn LEVEL | 2 day(s) | Ratio 1:4 | From £330.00

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Overview

Would you like to venture on to steeper ground in winter months? Or maybe you would like to tackle a ridge in winter but don’t have any experience on more technical ‘scrambling’ ground? With this course you will learn how to tackle just this type of technical ground, opening up more of our winter mountaineering gems. We will introduce you to the skills you need to tackle winter ‘scrambling’ up to grade I/II, on Britain’s mountains.

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DETAILED INFO

AIMS

To introduce you to the technical skills to tackle winter ‘scrambling’ type terrain, up to grade I/II on Britain’s mountains. It makes the assumption that you have good solid core winter movement skills, eg use of an ice axe and crampons in ascent and descent.

PRE-REQUISITES

Summer scrambling useful, winter walking essential. Be comfortable in use of crampons and ice axe.

CONTENT

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. Training on avalanche awareness in mountaineering terrain, how to navigate in winter, general winter mountain safety and emergency procedures. Training in the use of a climbing harness and rope is core to this course.

Day 2 – Continuing to further develop all the skills from day 1 plus route planning, late back procedures, emergency ropework including constructing and using snow anchors and abseiling, navigation and interpreting a guide book plus next steps. All whilst making the most of our local hills.

Evening sessions may include a winter navigation talk and avalanche awareness talk.

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

Step 1

Book your course place online

Step 2

Call to book accommodation. Prices from £60pn

DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date28/12/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£330.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]
2025
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date04/01/25Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£330.00Places
Date08/01/25Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£330.00Places
Date15/01/25Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£330.00Places
Date22/01/25Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£330.00Places
Date01/02/25Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£330.00Places
Date08/02/25Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£330.00Places
Date15/02/25Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£330.00Places
Date22/02/25Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£330.00Places
Date08/03/25Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£330.00Places
Date19/03/25Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£330.00Places
Date22/03/25Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£330.00Places
Date26/03/25Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£330.00Places
Date29/03/25Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£330.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

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USEFUL INFORMATION

Start Time:
0900
End Time:
1700
Meeting at:
Glenmore Lodge

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.  If booking as an Individual, you will not be asked to share with a stranger.

Breakfast on each course day.

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.

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

What will you need to bring? Listed here are the essentials; this is not an exhaustive list.

  • Personal clothing
  • Winter outdoor wear
  • Insulating layers
  • Winter climbing / mountaineering trousers
  • Hat & gloves, several pairs of.
  • Goggles
  • Watch
  • 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

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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