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Private Winter Skills 1 Day Course

Winter Skills 1 Day Course

Choose your own dates and location with our Private Winter Skills Day course.

About the Private Winter Skills 1 Day Course

This is the absolute minimum course for winter mountain walking and is a basic introduction to, or revision of, the essential skills needed for walking in the hills in winter.

We leave Stirling early morning on a mini-bus and travel to a suitable location where we can practise eg Ben Lawers, Ochils, Cruach Ardrain, Cairngorms, Meall a Bhuiridh, Glen Shee.

Winter Skills Day Course

Topics covered include:

  • Movement on snow slopes
  • Uses of an ice axe
  • Self arrests
  • Step cutting
  • Uses of crampons

Return to Stirling will be early evening.

Should weather conditions be such as to prevent access to the mountains, instruction will be given in skills relevant to some aspect of winter mountain travel.

Book Your Private Winter Skills Day Course

People Price Total Book It
1 £150 £150
2 £120 £240
3 £120 £360
4 £95 £380
5 £95 £475
6 £95 £570

Your Winter Skills 1 Day course includes:

  • 1 day instruction with a qualified Winter Mountain Leader
  • Transport from and back to Stirling to a suitable practice location
  • Free use of ice axe, crampons and helmet

Winter Skills 1 Day Course - Brief Itinerary:

Start time at C-N-Do office: 08:00

Finish time at C-N-Do office: Early - mid evening

Depart Stirling early morning and travel to nearest suitable location. Pratical day on the hill. Return to Stirling late afternoon / early evening.

Maps & Reading

To get the most from your walking holiday or course you may wish to do some background reading prior to departure.

Books which you may find informative are:

Maps which you may find informative are:

Winter Skills Courses