Winter skills introduction

Join us for a winter skills introduction based in the Cairngorms, where you'll learn the basic winter hill skills needed to go winter hiking with us in the Scottish mountains.

At a glance


  • A winter skills introduction designed for the summer walker keen to aim onto the Scottish hills in winter.
  • We'll introduce and develop the basic winter skills required to get the most out of mountain hikes with snow and ice.
  • Route planning and safety are amongst the many topics covered.
  • Learn how to use an ice-axe and crampons and the techniques of self arrest.
  • Examine snow and ice and become avalanche-aware.


Dates and booking

DateCostAvailability
7 Jan'18£69Places available
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17 Feb'18£69Places available
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General info


A day winter skills introduction course based in the Cairngorms with one of our experienced and qualified leaders. The course aims to build your knowledge and give you confidence to hillwalk in the Scottish Highlands in winter conditions.

Your friendly guide will have a thorough knowledge of the snow covered areas that we'll be hiking and working in and be able to give you insight into the flora and fauna.

Our maximum guide to client ratio on this event is 1:6.




Outline of trip


Winter introduction

Learning new skills on Cairngorm's snow covered slopes

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Trip photos


Sliding about in the Cairngorms
Winter skills in the Cairngorms
Traversing ice in Drumochter
On Ben Nevis
Winter skills in the Cairngorms
Digging in the Cairngorms


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