Winter Mountaineering

 

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Winter Mountaineering 2016

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This course is intended  for experienced summer hillwalkers. It provides a structured introduction to the skills needed to undertake the classic ridges and scrambles of Scotland. We cover self-arrest using an ice-axe; movement on steep ground using ice-axe & crampons; assessment of avalanche risk; & navigation on winter hills.

The southern  pinnacles of Spidean Coire nan Clach, Beinn EigheAlso covered is basic rope-work skills, such as tying on; movement with a partner or group whilst roped - ieThe Forcan Ridge, Glen Sheil, leading onto the Saddle. 'short - roping'; belaying on snow, & rope-work skills needed for the ascent of simple grade one gullies.

Typical days might be the traverse of Liathach, including the pinnacles, or the Forcan Ridge in Glen Shiel. We might climb grade one gullies such as Deep South gully between the Horns of Beinn Alligin, or the Access Gully in Coireag Dubh Mor on the northern side of Liathach, leading up to the top of Spidean a'Choire Leith, the highest peak of Liathach.

Our 'Kitlist' page for suggestions of what to wear & carry for a Winter course

 
Winter Mountaineering - Details
Ratio 2 : 1 Maximum.
Cost 550
With accomm 800
Duration 5 mountain days.
Arrival Saturday evening meeting/gear check.
Departure Friday morning.
Course includes All transport.
Crampons, Ice-axe, helmet & harness.

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If you prefer weekends or from midweek to midweek, please let us know, and we will be able to help. We can usually offer  courses at short notice - so if conditions look good during the week, give us a 'ring for the weekend!

The Inn. Pinn. on November 17th. 2002