Scotland Winter Skills & Ben Nevis Weekend – March 2023 NOW FULLY BOOKED
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. A superb winter outing..!
About the Scotland Winter Skills & Ben Nevis Extended 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. No previous winter hiking experience required
Day 1 – introduction
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
Day 4 – Glen Coe
Day 5 – Return home
A bit of sightseeing before our return to Glasgow for the flight home.
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|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.
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