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Winter Skills Weekend

Skills for the Hills: Winter Skills Weekend

Learning the skills to move around securely in the winter hills in Scotland is an essential part in the development of personal outdoor skills. As with many aspirations, if you don’t try it you’ll never know what you’re missing…

Highly recommended for aspiring winter mountain walkers, this is a detailed practical course in winter techniques.

It consists of practice in the safe movement on snow slopes, use of ice axe for support and arresting a slip, step kicking and cutting, fitting and walking in crampons in a variety of terrain.

Further practice of what to do when, is gained on a mountain walk, and evening sessions cover topics like equipment, winter hazards, snow structure and avalanche awareness. Sounds a lot and it is but its a great way to spend couple of winter days, its hard work at times but fun as well.

Plan your own dates and location with our 2 day winter skills course. N.B Accommodation is NOT included.

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Course Information

  • Qualified Winter Mountain Leader
  • Briefing before the course
  • 2 days practical instruction and evening session
  • In-course transport as required
  • Free use of ice axe, crampons and helmet
  • Group safety equipment

Course Stages

Day 1: Meet at your accommodation at 20:00 followed by a short evening briefing and kit check.

Days 2-3: Practical days on the hill with relevant evening talks on the second night.

Day 3: After the afternoon session, debrief over afternoon tea & cake. Depart our various ways.

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Maps of the area & background reading

To get the most from your C-N-Do Scotland activity you may wish to do some background reading prior to departure.


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4 £195 £780
5 £175 £875
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At a glance

  • Grade: Grade 3-Grade 4
  • Price: From £165
  • Instructional Days: 2 days
  • Group per instructor: 4-6
  • Meet: Your location
  • Finish: Your location
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