Scotland Winter Skills & Ben Nevis Weekend – 14/17 March 2020
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..!
Numbers will be limited to 12 persons and there will be 2 instructors for the 3 days.
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 send 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).
Participants will need to be confident and competent summer hillwalkers and be comfortable on steep ground with a bit of exposure.
Day 1: Fly to Glasgow, drive in hire cars to Inchree Chalets at Onich (Shared accommodation in self catering chalets, more info here: http://www.inchree.co.uk/ ).
Kit check and boot fitting session, introduction talk from instructors Rich Pyne & Russ Mills.
Day 2: 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: 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.
Video link attached: https://youtu.be/
Day 4: Shorter day winter walking in Glen Coe before we head back to Glasgow and the flight home.
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.
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