Winter Climbing Course (3 Day)

Price: £379.00 Per Person (inc VAT)

Location: Aviemore

Duration: 3 Days

Ratio: 1:2

Availability: There are places remaining on this course



The Pure Outdoor Winter Climbing course is designed for those who have winter walking and perhaps some winter mountaineering and rock climbing experience, and for those who have plans to climb winter routes safely and independently.


During the course you will climb grade 1 to 3 winter routes using two technical axes, climbing in pitches and using both mountaineering and climbing techniques to do so safely.


As your skills and confidence grow, the course builds up the skills used and we always use locations that suit you and allow you to learn as much as possible, during the course you will:



On the course we aim to have you climbing and learning as much as possible to give you that climbing confidence.


You must have attended a winter skills course of some kind or have prior experience, it is also preferable that you have had some summer climbing experience.


Equipment Required:

As we migrate from summer to winter it is worth thinking about what additional equipment you will need. Along with the usual summer hill-walking equipment, you will require stiff soled mountaineering boots (at least B2 rated) these can be hired locally but most people choose to buy a pair.


You will need 2 x Ice Axes and Crampons for this course, crampons must fit your boot well. Helmets and Harnesses will necessary and will be provided.


If you need to hire any equipment, please let us know. This course is currently under a promotion offering complimentary hire of Ice Axe and Crampons.


Download a Winter Skills Course Kit List here:


Winter Skills Kit List v2

Peak District Course Information:
Minimum Age

With a few exceptions, participants aged 13+ can attend our scheduled courses independently. We offer family days out for kids age 6+, private courses to kids groups from age 9+ and scheduled courses just for ages 12-17. All participants under the age of 18 must bring a completed 'Parental Consent Form' that can be downloaded here.

Frequently Asked Questions

As our instructors and staff are often out on the hill or underground delivering courses, we have put together a detailed FAQ to help you with your queries. Click here to go to the FAQ.

London Train Connection

If necessary it is possible to travel up to the course on a weekend by getting an early train on Saturday morning - more info on our FAQ.

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