Who's it for?

Anyone with previous summer walking experience who wants to be able to make the most of the British mountains in winter conditions.

Course Aim

This course is designed to give you the core skills to to be able to competently and safely enjoy the UK mountains, in winter conditions.

Whats Covered?

This course is designed to give you the skills to independently go walking in the British mountains in winter conditions and as such we aim to cover the following core skills and topics:

  • Ice Axe and Crampon Use
  • Ice Axe Arrest/Braking
  • Equipment Selection
  • Winter Navigation
  • Avalanche Awareness and Avoidance
  • Route Planning
  • Emergency Snow Shelters

Ice Axes and Crampons are provided free of charge.

The key difference between our 2 day winter skills and our 5 day winter skills course is the amount of time available to consolidate your new skills. Those who attend our 2 day course will often head out for a few days afterwards on their own to practice their newly acquired skills. On our 5 day course we spend the extra time available to us to consolidate your learning in as wide a variety of snow conditions and areas as possible.

For more information about this course please click here to download our Winter Skills Course Information Pack.

Course Location

Aviemore, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

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

£375 per person- includes free ice axe and crampon hire.

Discounts are available for mountaineering clubs & group bookings, please contact us to find out more.

Course Dates

27th-31st January - This course is now full

10th- 14th February - This course is now full


To make a booking please contact us to 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.