Scottish Winter Skills Courses Scottish Winter Walking Courses Scottish Winter Mountaineering Courses Scottish Winter Climbing Courses Scottish Winter Climbing Technique Courses Scottish Winter Climbing Technique Courses Scottish Winter Climbing Technique Courses

Scottish Winter Hillwalking, Mountaineering and Climbing

The high mountains of Scotland offer a unique challenge to mountaineers. The unstable weather pattern, variable temperature and greater heights throw up unexpected challenges and unrivalled rewards. All of this has earned the Scottish mountains a world-wide reputation as the perfect training ground for mountaineering in the Alps or higher ranges. For our Scottish winter courses we?re based in Glencoe, with much of the best climbing in Scotland right outside the front door. Whether you choose to learn to navigate confidently to the summit of your first Munro or pick your way carefully up a gleaming ice gully, one thing is for sure - our highly-qualified and enthusiastic instructors will help you develop the skill, technique and confidence you need to get more out of this rugged mountain environment. So come with us to the Scottish mountains and let us open your eyes to a winter experience you'll never forget

Scottish Winter Essentials

Three action packed days covering the fundamental skills and techniques you need to make the most of your time in Scottish mountains in Winter. Whether you are an experienced climber or mountaineer c...........

Experience Required: mountaineers, and rock climbers alike, can transfer their skills to the winter crags with a good level of fitness

Cost and Duration: £440 (3 Days)

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Scottish Winter Hillwalking

During the winter months, the Scottish Highlands are covered in snow and ice, and at their most impressive. This is a logical step up from our Welsh Winter Courses, and to feel confident above the sno...........

Experience Required: summer hillwalking

Cost and Duration: £660 (5 Days)

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Scottish Winter Mountaineering

To tackle the more challenging peaks of Glencoe and Lochaber in winter requires a full array of mountaineering skills. This course aims to turn the dedicated hillwalker into a true 'mountaineer', comb...........

Experience Required: summer hillwalking and a good level of fitness.

Cost and Duration: £710 (5 Days)

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Scottish Introduction to Winter Climbing

Climbing in Scotland offers rewards and challenges comparable with the best mountaineering anywhere in the world. From a revision of the basic skills, to more advanced skills for steeper ground, you'l...........

Experience Required: mountaineers, and rock climbers alike, can transfer their skills to the winter crags with a good level of fitness

Cost and Duration: £885 (5 Days)

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The Godfrey Jackson Memorial Award (Scottish Winter Mountaineering)

Scottish winter mountaineering for young yeople aged 18 - 23. Many great mountaineers have learnt, and honed, their skills in the winter mountains of Scotland. To tackle the more challenging peaks of...........

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Cost and Duration: £220 (5 Days)

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Scottish Performance Winter Climbing

People who have been on our Snow and Ice, or Winter Climbing courses often ask 'what's next?' Well here it is. More of the winning formula, with a 1:2 staff to student ratio right through the week. De...........

Experience Required: winter snow and ice climbing.

Cost and Duration: £900 (5 Days)

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Scottish Guided Winter Classics

Climb with the most experienced Guides and Instructors in Scotland. This superlative Winter Climbing experience aims to help you get the best from five days in Scotland. Our high staff to student rati...........

Experience Required: Fit and keen for lots more winter climbing

Cost and Duration: £900 (5 Days)

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Can't find what you want?

You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run one of the courses listed above on a date that suits you and your friends or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too.
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Last Minute Discounts

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British Mountaineering Council Deals

Check out the latest rock climbing and hillwalking deals from our partner organisation The BMC.
Now includes a range of subsidised winter skills courses!!!!

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Got A Date Available - Need An Adventure To Match?

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Events & Talks In Our Bar

liev music, talks, lectures and presentationsWe welcome non-residents in our bar and there's always something going on from live music and events to guest lectures and slideshows. Check out what's coming up next here

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The Big Acoustic Walk 17-18 May 2014Join us for a fabulous weekend of walking and music, this year you'll also have the chance to enjoy some canoeing.

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USED KAYAK SALE - NOW ON!We're selling off over 30 used kayaks and sea kayaks. Boats with only 12 months use, fully by serviced by the manufacturer last week.

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Subsidised Alpine CoursesA great opportunity to gain some alpine skills training through the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust, based in Argentiere.

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2014 BrochureOur 2014 brochure is available to read online, download or if you prefer you can request a paper copy and we'll pop one in the post.

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Accommodation For Clubs and Groups In SnowdoniaClimbing Clubs, Cycling Clubs, Canoe Clubs DofE groups or even just a gang of mates? Our handy self catering accommodation units make an ideal base for your adventures.

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New BedroomsCheck out our lovely newly refurbished bedrooms with comfy beds, ensuite bathroom and tea and coffee facilities.

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Ready to face The Monster?The Monster, our flagship Road Cycling weekend makes an ideal training platform for a sportif or etape.

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Look After Your BootsOur boots take a hammering so we asked the experts what we could do to look after them

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Top Tips For Winter Walkers and MountaineersSenior Instructor Carlo Forte offers some handy tips for mountain goers in winter.

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Outstanding FacilitiesWe make sure everything at the National Mountain Centre is maintained at the highest standard. Check out our facilities page here.

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Free Outdoor TrainingWe need people to act as 'mock students' for our qualification courses. Find out more here.

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Look After Your Ice Screws!In our Top Tips section Dave Evans offers some handy tips on ice screw management

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Pre-Season Kit CheckRun through Dave Brown's check list for a pre season kit inspection

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Top Tips on WInter MountaineeringThe secret to a safe day out in winter is often to think ahead. Here are a few ideas to help you make sensible mountaineering decisions.

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Taking a mate climbing?read some top tips on taking a friend out rock climbing from instructor Baggy Richards

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Up to 75% Funding For Outoor Training

Volunteer leaders can save up to 75% on training and assessment courses with our Future Leaders Fund. Ideal for Scout Leaders, Girlguiding volunteers, DofE leaders, youth workers and university club volunteers.

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Snowdonia Expedition Assessment Service

Plas y Brenin administers the Expedition Assesment Service for Cadair Idris, Rhinogs, Snowdon, Glyderau, Carneddau, Moelwyns and the Berwyns on behalf of DofE Wales.

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