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West Coast Winter Summits

  • Location Scotland
  • Duration 4 days
  • Price from £395.00
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Microadventure
  • Bucket list

Highlights

Join us on our guided West Coast Winter Summits course to sample some of the best mountains on the west coast of Scotland, under the guidance of our experienced, certified instructors. We will cover some aspects of training on this course but the emphasis is on guiding on some impressive mountains around Glen Coe, Mamores and the Grey Corries
Any technical equipment, crampons, ice axe and helmet is included in price

How to be efficient with your snow craft; focusing on efficient footwork; use of the ice axe for self-belay, step cutting and self arrest

Effectively planning your days in the mountains, using weather and avalanche forecasts

Appropriate choice and use of equipment and clothing suitable for winter hillwalking

Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice

Emergency procedures, digging shelters

Ascend some classic mountains in the west coast of Scotland

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates

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Details

Day 1

We meet and chat through the week ahead, and what people want to get from the five days. We then look at the weather and avalanche forecast and talk through the options. On the snow, we concentrate on good footwork and efficient movement, thinking about prevention is better than cure! Then we will look at what to do if we do take a slide.

Day 2

This is what you have come for - ascents of major peaks in the west coast of Scotland. As always the objectives and the training areas will be weather and conditions dependent. The training focus will be on improving your core skills in the winter mountaineering environment. There will be a growing emphasis on your own ability to make decisions, whether it be about packing your bag, regulating your temperature or where to stop for a snack. Overall, you should expect to feel more confident and competent about mountaineering under your own steam and leave the course with more valuable experience under your belt.
> Bidean Nam Bian via the Lost Valley

> The Mamore Horseshoe from Kinlochmore

> The Ring of Steall from Glen Nevis

> Stob Coire Sgreamhach from Glencoe

> Carn Mor Dearg Arete to the summit of Ben Nevis (I)

Day 3

This is what you have come for - ascents of major peaks in the west coast of Scotland. As always the objectives and the training areas will be weather and conditions dependent. The training focus will be on improving your core skills in the winter mountaineering environment. There will be a growing emphasis on your own ability to make decisions, whether it be about packing your bag, regulating your temperature or where to stop for a snack. Overall, you should expect to feel more confident and competent about mountaineering under your own steam and leave the course with more valuable experience under your belt.
> Bidean Nam Bian via the Lost Valley

> The Mamore Horseshoe from Kinlochmore

> The Ring of Steall from Glen Nevis

> Stob Coire Sgreamhach from Glencoe

> Carn Mor Dearg Arete to the summit of Ben Nevis (I)

Day 4

This is what you have come for - ascents of major peaks in the west coast of Scotland. As always the objectives and the training areas will be weather and conditions dependent. The training focus will be on improving your core skills in the winter mountaineering environment. There will be a growing emphasis on your own ability to make decisions, whether it be about packing your bag, regulating your temperature or where to stop for a snack. Overall, you should expect to feel more confident and competent about mountaineering under your own steam and leave the course with more valuable experience under your belt.
> Bidean Nam Bian via the Lost Valley

> The Mamore Horseshoe from Kinlochmore

> The Ring of Steall from Glen Nevis

> Stob Coire Sgreamhach from Glencoe

> Carn Mor Dearg Arete to the summit of Ben Nevis (I)

Day 5

This is what you have come for - ascents of major peaks in the west coast of Scotland. As always the objectives and the training areas will be weather and conditions dependent. The training focus will be on improving your core skills in the winter mountaineering environment. There will be a growing emphasis on your own ability to make decisions, whether it be about packing your bag, regulating your temperature or where to stop for a snack. Overall, you should expect to feel more confident and competent about mountaineering under your own steam and leave the course with more valuable experience under your belt.
> Bidean Nam Bian via the Lost Valley

> The Mamore Horseshoe from Kinlochmore

> The Ring of Steall from Glen Nevis

> Stob Coire Sgreamhach from Glencoe

> Carn Mor Dearg Arete to the summit of Ben Nevis (I)

Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

Not-provided Accommodation

Accommodation is not provided as standard but we will be happy to help arrange it for you. Please message us to arrange!

    What's included

  • Transportation On-course transport
  • Equipment Equipment supplied by SRW > Crampons > Ice axe > Helmet > Shovels > Group shelter > First Aid kit > Photos from your course
  • Other Highly experienced & qualified guide

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs Quality waterproofs i.e. Gore-tex or similar
  • Food Lunch
  • Drink Warm Drink
  • Other B2-B3 style boots Rucksack 30-40ltr
    Hat, waterproof gloves plus spares x 2 minimum Winter walking socks We advise wearing 2-3 thinner layers rather than one thick layer so you can adjust your temperature during the activity 'Belay' type jacket Wicking base layers, top & bottoms Goggles, double clear lens recommended Head torch, plus spare batteries Balaclava and neck gaiter 4 season sleeping bag to snow hole if the conditions are favourable

Cancellations

Custom Policy

  • Cancel before 31 days of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus payment processing fees).
  • Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund.
  • Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

Location

Starting point:

Ballater AB35, UK

Provider

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water is the experience provider for West Coast Winter Summits