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Scotland Winter Skills & Ben Nevis Weekend – March 2023 NOW FULLY BOOKED

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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..!

Scotland Winter Skills

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

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  €490 per person and will include 4 nights accommodation, ( Fri-Mon), transport from Glasgow and instructor/guide fees. It will not include return flights to Glasgow (approx. €100), which you must book yourself (we will tell you when to do this), or food/drink.
Winter Skills weekend
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.
To secure a place(s) on the weekend we would require a €100 deposit per person which you can select as a payment option when you book.
Scottish Winter Skills & Ben Nevis Weekend.
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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. It will be a long and quite arduous day and will require good fitness levels.

Day 4 – Glen Coe

Winter hiking in Glen Coe or the Mamores, (or a reserve day for Ben Nevis if it is not possible on previous day).

Day 5 – Return home

A bit of sightseeing before our return to Glasgow for the flight home.


MEETING POINT Glasgow Airport
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.

Return transport from Glasgow to Inchree included. Transport / flights to and from Glasgow NOT included
2 days hiking in winter conditions with two professional mountain leaders with first aid certification and full insurance plus 1 day winter skills training.
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.
Inchree Chalets at Onich


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Scotland Winter Skills