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Advanced Winter Skills 2 day

  • Location Scotland
  • Price from £165.00
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure


Our two day advanced Winter Skills course, based in Aviemore, Scotland is designed to give you the fundamental techniques for safe travel in the mountains in winter conditions. We focus on prevention more than cure, looking at suitable personal kit, organisation and appropriate use of what we carry. On snow, we focus on movement skills with solid footwork in ascent and descent, self-belay, step cutting, self-arrest and crampon techniques.
Any technical equipment, crampons, ice axe and helmet is included in price
Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice
Effectively planning your days in the mountains, using weather and avalanche forecasts
Appropriate choice and use of equipment and clothing suitable for winter hillwalking
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
Emergency procedures, digging shelters
Core, fundamental navigation techniques for winter travel

Day 1

When we meet and chat through the day and what people want to get from the course, discuss the weather and avalanche forecast. Your Instructor will check kit, chat through their thought process to maximise learning of the decisions made. On the hill, we concentrate on footwork, efficient movement, and the use of the ice axe

Day 2

On day two we will put into action our learning from day one on a little journey, with some input of some navigation on how to cope with adverse weather, how we interpret the snow on our journey and how to try and avoid avalanche terrain. We will also look at emergency procedures.

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

  • Corporates

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Effort Level

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

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


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

  • 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


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.




Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water is the experience provider for Advanced Winter Skills 2 day