- Other Stuff
En-suite bedrooms from £60pn. Book your course and then call us to book your accommodationFind Out More
Winter presents some specific challenges to the navigator, paths, streams and other features we might normally use in summer can disappear under a covering of snow. Cloud and snow cover create whiteout conditions where even the horizon is indistinguishable. Additional hazards such as avalanche prone slopes and cornices add to the challenge by reducing room for error. Short daylight hours present a significant challenge, and contribute to the importance of accurate navigation.
This afternoon/evening course is aimed at walkers, mountaineers, and climbers who wish to develop strategies and confidence for navigating safely in the dark.
We recommend booking accommodation here at Glenmore Lodge, to avoid late night driving on potentially hazardous roads.
To increase your ability to navigate competently and confidently when faced with the particularly challenging conditions of the winter hill environment at night.
It is essential that you are competent in the use of ice axe and crampons, ideally you will have attended a winter skills course prior to attending.
Participants should have basic map and compass skills to build on. You should be confident that you are physically prepared to make the most of this course, which takes place in a hostile environment and could involve a lot of height gain.
If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us to discuss these with a member of our team.
This is a great lead-on from our Winter Mountain Navigation course. It is ideal for those who wish to equip themselves with the skills to navigate confidently and competently in the winter mountain environment in the dark.
You will meet your instructor at 12.00 (midday) at Glenmore Lodge to discuss plans, recap basic navigation skills, and check the weather and avalanche forecast before heading out for up to 8 hours on the hill for intensive winter navigation training.
|Date25/01/24||Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pn||Cost (no accommodation)£80.00||Places|
|Date13/02/24||Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pn||Cost (no accommodation)£80.00||Places|
|Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]|
Use of kit
Packed lunch. We also recommend due to the timing of this course that you bring additional high-calorie food and hot drink. See the kit list below for more information.
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)
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES
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.