Ice Climbing Intro

  • Location Scotland
  • Duration 2 days
  • Price £220.00 per adult
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Microadventure
  • Learn new skills

Adventure Highlights

Our intro to ice climbing course is designed to help people take the next step to becoming competent on ice; focusing on efficient movement and technique, specific equipment for ice climbing with how we select it and how to use it. We will cover these aspects while on some easier ice climbs. Some previous winter walking plus some mountaineering/rock 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 ✓ Recap of core winter skills, such as efficient use of crampons and ice on approach to climbs ✓ Appropriate gear selection and use including the use of ice screws ✓ Retreating from multi-pitch climbs demonstrating the use of a variety of anchors ✓ Coaching on technique and movement for Ice/Mixed terrain ✓ Use of technical Ice axes and crampons, inc the importance of care and maintenance ✓ Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice

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

  • Corporates

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Adventure Details

Day 1

Start time 09:00

We will meet and chat through people's aspirations for the next few days, we will then head out to our first climb, possibly Green gully concentrating on footwork, movement & rope work.

Day 2

Today we get on another climb and have a look at different anchor setups, stance management and retreating if need be, Combe Gully potentially for today on the Ben.

End time 17:00

Effort Level

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

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


What's included

  • Guide Fully guided
  • Transportation On-course transport
  • Equipment Equipment supplied by SRW > Crampons > Ice axe > 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 to bring

  • 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


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.

Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

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Starting point:

Aviemore PH22, UK

Adventure leader

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water