Our popular Winter Skills Weekend is the perfect quick hit, we aim to provide you with experience of using all of the skills required for Ice Axe and Crampon use, Winter Navigation and Avalanche Awareness and Avoidance. We will combine the training of these skills with some great days out on in the Cairngorms. This course will suit anyone looking to get stuck into winter hillwalking for the first time.
We now offer complimentary Ice Axe and Crampon hire on all courses.
The key difference between the 2 day and 5 day course is there's obviously not as much time available to consolidate the skills and most participants find it useful to follow up this course by spending some time practicing the key skills under their own steam as soon as they can after the course is finished.
Our winter courses are based from 'The Hub' in Aviemore where we recommend you find some local accommodation - Lots of customers use Aviemore YHA as a base so this is a good option, though you are welcome to find your own accommodation anywhere locally.
Free Ice Axe and Crampon Hire now on all Winter Skills Courses
We will be meeting at 'The Hub' in Aviemore on the Saturday morning. Click here for google map location of the meeting point.
Meeting place postcode: PH22 1WD
Course start time
We meet at 08:45am and we aim to finish the course by 4.30pm on the Sunday.