Scottish Winter Mountains
£375 - 5 days none residential
23 - 27 January 2023 - full
6 - 10 February 2023 - spaces
13 - 17 February 2023 - spaces
20 - 24 February 2023 - spaces
A week learning how to travel around the Scottish winter mountains safely whilst soaking up the views or, at times, battling the elements to give an equally satisfying day. Meeting around the Aviemore area we can make best use of the weather to travel either East or West so as to maximise the opportunity for quality days and learning. At the end of the week participants should have the confidence to undertake their own journeys into the winter mountains including trip planning, snow pack analysis, route finding, map reading, navigation in poor visibility, use of ice axe and crampons. There will also be an option to overnight in a bothy or snowhole if the group so wishes.
The cost does not include travel and accommodation. Crampons, ice axes and helmets can be hired but you will need your own boots suitable for the environment, I can help arrange this in Aviemore if required. There are various accomodation options around the area we can help steer people to.
Is it for me? Those with a reasonable level of fitness who have enjoyed the UKs summer mountains, would find this week a great introduction and development in winter mountain walking.
Welsh Winter Weekends (and a week!)
£100 per person - weeks course £350
Dates available as the snow arrives!
Snowdonia is breathtaking when resplendent in her winter coat, perfect for cutting your initial winter teeth on or brushing up on skills before heading onto bigger days. The weekends seek to give a flavour of our winter mountains and will journey through the dramatic landscape whilst passing on some technical skills in planning, movement or indeed route finding. The days are very much led in structure by the aspirations of the participants with no fixed agenda. I am also offering a week to really hone those skills and get fully into the winter experience.
Participants will need their own fit for purpose boots (and clothing) but can hire ice axes and crampons from myself if required. The fickle nature of a Welsh winter means we will make best use of the conditions available whilst staying true to the winter focus.
Is it for me? You're a keen summer hill walker who wishes to extend their season or an existing 'Winter warrior' looking to brush up on skills before heading out on their own.
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