Mountain & Winter Hill Skills Courses


To travel safe in the mountains in the winter months you have to know what you are doing. Our courses are designed to do that. Based from Aviemore the courses range from 2 to 4 days. Our 3 and 4 day courses include an ascent of a Scottish peak.

On our courses will cover:

  • Winterising your kit
  • Using secure foot work
  • Appropriate use of ice axe including emergency use efficient safe movement with crampons
  • Avalanche awareness including looking at the snow pack and identifying snow layers
  • Safe route choice/identify snow hazards
  • Emergency rope work
  • Winter navigation


Our Courses

Mountain Leader Refresher

This brushes up on your navigation skills before assessment or if you have been deferred on navigation.

Mountain skills and Navigation

This is a 2 day course based in the Lake District. Are you a keen walker and want to try walking in the mountains and want more adventure and more exciting routes like Striding Edge or Snowdon Horseshoe. This course will give you the confidence to do that.

Course content includes:-
  • Mountain weather forecast
  • Movement across mountains
  • Dealing with steep ground/scrambles
  • Navigation skills
  • Compass skills
  • Essential gear
  • Looking after yourself
  • Emergency situations

Upcoming Courses


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