Winter Skills Weeks
- Fitness Required
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An exciting four day course based in the Scottish Cairngorms. Our Winter Skills Weeks are designed to develop your skills as a winter walker and give you the knowledge and confidence to enjoy days out in the snow while being self-sufficient. Emphasis is placed on good decision-making in a range of different situations, backed up by a sound knowledge base.
Courses are based in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park in Scotland and led by our experienced team of friendly instructors who know the area and either hold the Winter Mountain Leader Award or Mountaineering Instructor Certificate. You can be sure that you are in safe hands.
Adventure Expeditions has two courses on offer this winter designed to build your knowledge and confidence as a winter walker. Courses are offered as either open courses for individuals and small groups on set dates, or for larger groups on a date to suit you (schools, colleges, universities, adults, friends, walking clubs).
Dates - £215.00 per person Book Now
13th - 16th February 2012
20th - 23rd February 2012
Larger groups - dates can be arranged to suit you during February and March although early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment. A good choice for schools, colleges, universities, groups of friends and walking clubs.
"I feel that my skills have increased exponentially and I am certainly less intimidated about going up into the hills in winter - thank you for all that you have done."
Running Monday to Thursday, this 4-day course aims to both equip you with the skills necessary to operate in the winter hills with confidence and tick off some of the classic days in the
area in the process. With lots of opportunities for 'getting off the beaten track', the Cairngorms can't fail to disappoint as a winter course setting. Monday and Tuesday will be spent covering essential winter skills for safe travel in detail (including use of crampons, ice axes, moving over different types of terrain, ice axe arrests, winter navigation, winter weather, snow formation, snow pack considerations, route choice) and we will continue to develop these as we make our way over ridges, peaks, corries and munros on Wednesday and Thursday.
No previous winter walking experience is needed for either course, although you will need a good level of summer walking fitness.
What is included?
You will need to provide your own food, accommodation, transport and personal equipment. Full details about options for equipment hire, accommodation, transport and itinerary will be sent to you upon receipt of your booking form. The itineraries for both courses are deliberately flexible in order to accommodate the best weather and snowpack conditions at the time of the course. There is no such things as a 'bad day out' on these courses - we can always get something out of the day to develop your skills.