Learn Winter Skills

The UK mountains become a very different proposition when under their winter garb of snow and ice. Our winter skills programmes offer you the opportunity to become proficient in travelling safely in snow and ice conditions.

We offer three types of winter courses; weekend winter skills, winter skills week and winter mountaineering

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 Ballachulish horseshoe, Glencoe, Winter 2015

Ballachulish horseshoe, Glencoe, Winter 2015

WEEKEND WINTER SKILLS

£160 per person for 2 days. 1:6 ratio

Over two days we will give you an introduction in how to use ice axes and crampons, how to navigate, how to build emergency shelters and how to avoid dangers such as hypothermia and avalanche.

Prerequisites: These are physically demanding courses which require summer hill walking experience

The British Mountaineering Council have a good series of 'winter essential' articles here

For further details including course programme and your suitability, please email simon@orange-mountaineering.com

 
 Navigating on the Cairngorm Plateau, Winter 2016

Navigating on the Cairngorm Plateau, Winter 2016

WINTER SKILLS WEEK

£350 per person for 5 days. 1:6 ratio

Over five days we will look in deeper detail at how to use ice axes and crampons, how to navigate, how to build emergency shelters and how to avoid dangers such as hypothermia and avalanche. Towards the end of the week, you will be able to independently plan and carry out an independent journey.

Prerequisites: These are physically demanding courses which require summer hill walking experience

The British Mountaineering Council have a good series of 'winter essential' articles here

For further details including course programme and your suitability, please email simon@orange-mountaineering.com

 
 Dragons Tooth II, Glencoe, Winter 2016

Dragons Tooth II, Glencoe, Winter 2016

WINTER MOUNTAINEERING

£450 per person for 5 days. 1:2 ratio

Winter mountaineering is a continuation of winter hillwalking and in fact the line between the two is often grey, winter mountaineering will take you on to steeper ground. These courses will be a combination of skills and guiding, looking at movement, safe travel, route choice, ropework etc.

Prerequisites: These are physically demanding courses which require some winter hill walking experience, using ice axe and crampons

The British Mountaineering Council have a good series of 'winter essential' articles here

For further details including course programme and your suitability, please email simon@orange-mountaineering.com