Winter Mountaineering Scotland

The Scottish highlands is one the most challenging and exciting locations for winter mountaineering. It is a beautiful yet potentially hostile environment with unpredictable weather, remote locations and avalanche risk. A real adventure that demands respect but with rewards that make for the most memorable of days out.

Gradient Adventure offers range of courses from one day winter beginners to 5 day winter mountaineering courses for the more experienced.


Scottish Winter Skills Course

Description:

The Scottish Winter skills courses run over 2 days. The aim is to give you the skills and confidence you will need to tackle winter walking days.

During the course we will cover:

  • How and when to use crampons
  • Techniques for walking on steeper slopes.
  • Ice axe arrest.
  • Step cutting.
  • Avalanche awareness & route choice.
  • Navigation in poor weather.
  • Emergency shelter building.

Location:

Scottish Highlands.

Duration:

2 days.

Price:

£180 per person.

We will provide ice axe and crampons.

Experience Required:

Summer hill walking experience desirable.

Age Limit:

18+.

Dates:
Online Booking Form:
Downloads:

Booking Form (size: 186 kB)

Medical Form (size: 103 kB)


Scottish Winter Mountaineering

Description:

This is a more detailed 5 day course and includes the 2 day winter skills course. The course covers:

  • How and when to use crampons
  • Techniques for walking on steeper slopes.
  • Ice axe arrest.
  • Step cutting.
  • Avalanche awareness & route choice.
  • Navigation in poor weather.
  • Emergency shelter building.
  • Safe ascent and descent of steeper slopes
  • Snow belay techniques.
  • Days 3, 4 and 5 should include the ascent of a munro.

Location:

Scottish Highlands.

Duration:

5 days.

Price:

£360.00 per person.

We will provide ice axe and crampons.

Experience Required:

Summer hill walking experience desirable.

Age Limit:

18+

Dates:
Online Booking Form:
Downloads:

Booking Form (size: 186 kB)

Medical Form (size: 103 kB)