Safe travel in Scottish Winter Mountains takes practice of skills

Winter Walking Skills

A winter skills course will give you the knowledge and skills to start travelling in safety in the Scottish mountains in winter. Weather you want to get up munros, get to winter climbs or just learns some new winter skills this is the course for you.

Our Winter mountain leader and mountain instructor qualifed guides will cover  the following content on our winter skills courses. The full 5 day course is required to get a full practiced understanding of the skills covered but we also run two day courses for those with less time to get you going in the right direction.

  • Avalanche awareness, field tests and safe travel.
  • Navigation in winter conditions
  • Ice axe arrest
  • Ice axe and crampon use
  • Cutting steps and good footwork ascending and descending
  • Emergency and planned snow shelters