Winter Skills
Course type
Sat – Tues
Duration
Strenuous
Grade
Glencoe
Nearest town

Scotland Winter Skills & Ben Nevis Weekend

The Glencoe Area of Scotland – (Strenuous)

Here is an exciting opportunity to sample some Scottish winter walking (mountaineering), with awesomeness guaranteed. Learn the skills of hiking in the snowy Scottish hills, use of a walking ice axe and the correct use of crampons, then use these skills for a guided ascent of Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete. A superb winter outing..!

About the Scotland Winter Skills & Ben Nevis Weekend

Numbers will be limited to 12 persons and there will be 2 instructors for the 3 days.

Participants will need to be confident and competent summer hillwalkers and be comfortable on steep ground with a bit of exposure.

Note that the weather often has the final say in the mountains, particularly in Scotland in the winter. If we cannot achieve our goals due to the weather we will strive to give you the best alternative days possible.
The cost of the weekend is  €390 per person and will include accommodation, transport from Glasgow and instructor/guide fees. It will not include flights to Glasgow, which you must book yourself (we will tell you when to do this), or food/drink.
A €100 deposit secures your place, please contact us for details.
If you are interested in getting some winter skills under your belt whilst having great craic and summiting the highest peak in Britain in its full winter coat, then this is for you.
Scottish Winter Skills & Ben Nevis Weekend.
Come and #JoinTheAdventure

Day 1 – introduction

Fly to Glasgow, drive in hire cars to Inchree Chalets at Onich (Shared accommodation in self catering chalets). Kit check and boot fitting session, introduction talk from instructors Rich Pyne & Russ Mills.

Day 2 – Winter Skills

Skills day, we will head to either Aonach More or the Glencoe area to spend a day getting skilled up on the use of a walking axe and crampons, ice axe arrest, how to walk in crampons, movement skills, self belay etc.. (we will not be using ropes at any stage over the weekend so this will not be taught).


Day 3 – Ben Nevis

A winter ascent of Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete. This is a narrowish arete at the back of the Ben, it will be a long and quite arduous day and will require good fitness levels.

Day 4 – Glen Coe

Shorter day winter walking in Glen Coe before we head back to Glasgow and the flight home.
MEETING POINT
RETURN TIME
EQUIPMENT Winter hiking clothing will be essential, e.g. good winter gloves, goggles and waterproof pants and winter jacket that actually work will be required. A full kit list will be sent nearer the time.

Ice axe, crampons and suitable winter boots will be available to hire from us at £25 per day for the lot, or you can use your own if you have them (subject to instructors approval).

Lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are optional.

TRANSPORT
Transport from Glasgow and back to Glasgow included. Transport / flights to and from Glasgow NOT included
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
2 days hiking in winter conditions with two professional mountain leaders with first aid certification and full insurance. 1 day winter skills training
Accommodation
Insights into the history, fauna and flora of the Mountains of Scotland.
Transport to and from Glasgow e.g. Flights
Food and drink
Specialist hiking clothing.
RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION
Inchree Chalets at Onich

 

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Below you’ll find dates for this skills course for the next 4 months, for more events and further dates for this event view the full calendar.

FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS TO BOOKING FORM

september 2019

No hikes or courses

october 2019

No hikes or courses

november 2019

No hikes or courses

december 2019

No hikes or courses

january 2020

No hikes or courses

february 2020

No hikes or courses

march 2020

No hikes or courses

april 2020

No hikes or courses

Scottish Winter Skills & Ben Nevis Weekend
Scottish Winter Skills & Ben Nevis Weekend