Who's it for?

This course is ideal for the novice winter hill walker, mountaineer or climber or for those wanting to update themselves with current best practice. 

Course Aim

This course is designed to develop your awareness of avalanche avoidance.

Whats Covered?

The program for this one day course is very flexible to take into account weather, conditions, individual abilities and experience etc and will be a combination of classroom and hill based. The following key content will be covered during the course:

  • What Is An Avalanche & What Causes Them?
  • Avalanche (SAIS) & Weather Forecast Interpretation
  • Introduction To The 'Be Avalanche Aware' Model
  • Applying The Forecast- Journey/Route Planning
  • Mountain Observations- How To Interpret The Snowpack & Hill Conditions
  • Risk Reduction & Safe Travel Procedures

For more information about this course please click and download our Avalanche Avoidance Course Information Pack.

All safety equipment, including ice axes and crampons can be supplied free of charge.

Course Location

Aviemore, Cairngorms National Park

Course Ratio

This course will be run with up to a maximum of six people to one instructor, so that the instruction and coaching you receive can be tailored to your specific needs.

Course Price

£75 per person

Course Dates

Winter 2019 dates coming soon.


To make a booking please contact us with your preferred course dates and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

If you would like some more information about this course, or if you have any questions regarding it then please feel free to contact us by clicking here.