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Advanced Winter Climbing

  • Location Scotland
  • Duration 4 days
  • Price from £720.00
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Bucket list
  • Microadventure

Highlights

Our advanced winter climbing course has been put together for people who want to further their techniques and push their grade in ice and mixed climbing. We usually tackle some of the classic climbs and ridges throughout the Northern Corries & Ben Nevis Some previous winter climbing experience is essential for this course.
Any technical equipment, crampons, ice axes, harness & helmet is included in the price

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

Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice

Advanced techniques of ice and rock protection, torquing & dry tooling

Construction of winter belays, Albolokov threads, belaying in 'guide mode'

Escaping from winter multi-pitch climbs, minimising equipment left behind

Coaching to develop your movement and technique on steep/varied terrain

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

  • Corporates

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Details

Day 1

Cairngorms.
We will meet and chat through the course and get people's aspirations for the next few days; we check kit and head out for our first climb, Hidden Chimney being a popular choice.

Day 2

Cairngorms.
Back into the Corie an t-Sneachda to head up Invernookie.

Day 3

Cairngorms.
We can step it up a little today and try Sidewinder or Ewen Buttress in Coriean Lochain.

Day 4

Cairngorms.
If things are progressing well we will head into Corie an t-Sneachda today we can try the classic Fingers Ridge.

Day 5

Cairngorms.
If the past 4 days have been progressing nicely then we can try finish on Deep cut chimney on the last day to top the 5 days off!

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 > Technical ice axes > Harness > Helmet > Ropes > Any climbing hardware i.e. slings, carabiners, wires etc > Shovels > Group shelter > First Aid kit > Photos from your course
  • Other Highly experienced & qualified guide

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing B2-B3 style boots, Winter walking socks
  • Waterproofs Quality waterproofs i.e. Gore-tex or similar, Hat, waterproof gloves plus spares x 2 minimum
  • Food Lunch
  • Drink Warm drink
  • Other
    'Belay' type jacket
    Rucksack 30-40ltr
    Wicking base layers, top & bottoms Goggles, double clear lens recommended Head torch, plus spare batteries Balaclava and neck gaiter

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:

Aviemore PH22, UK

Provider

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water is the experience provider for Advanced Winter Climbing