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Advanced Winter Mountaineering 2016
Download our Winter Brochure
With a maximum
ratio of 2:1, we are able to go onto more technical ground, without climbing
steep ice. A good step up from the Winter Mountaineer course, for those with
some previous winter walking experience who wish to try something a bit more
rope-work techniques are examined; the focus is on equipping the mountaineer
with all the skills to enjoy safely an adventurous winter mountaineering
expedition themselves. We cover the 'Winter Mountaineer' subjects - ice-axe
arrest; snow evaluation for assessing avalanche risk; movement on steep winter
ground using ice-axe & crampons. In addition on this course we attempt
gullies & mixed terrain up to Grade 2, using ropes for safety whilst moving
together, and belaying using snow & rock anchors, body & friction device
belay techniques. Can you remember which side the 'live' rope must be on if you
are using a 'buried axe' snow belay?
allow, a visit to Skye is possible, with some of the best winter mountaineering
to be had in Britain. Other objectives might be Lords Gully right hand (II) on
An Teallach; Fuselage Gully (II) on Beinn Eighe; or the Traverse of A'Chioch on
Beinn Bhan, Applecross - a great mixed climb (II), first done by two relatively
unknowns, Joe Brown & Tom Patey in 1968.
Our 'Kitlist' page for suggestions of what to
wear & carry for a Winter course
Winter Mountaineering 2016 - Details
||2 : 1 Maximum.
||5 mountain days.
||Saturday evening meeting/gear
Crampons, Ice-axe, helmet & harness.
Winter Mountaineering 2013 - Dates
course will run according to demand once or twice a month throughout the
From December 2012 to late March/ early April 2013 depending on
Contact us for further info. & dates. We
can offer weekend courses at short notice, so if conditions look good during
the week, give us a 'ring for the weekend!