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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

Avalanche Awareness 3 Day

This course covers the same content as the Level 1 course but also looks at techniques required for safe travel in Alpine regions when mountaineering or ski touring. The course focus is based around ...........

Experience Required: Previous winter hillwalking experience with use of axe and crampons

Cost and Duration: £460 (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: £690 (5 Days)

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Scottish Winter Navigation 3 Day

Although the fundamental techniques involved in navigating are the same regardless of the seasons, winter brings with it unique challenges. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to ...........

Experience Required: Basic understanding of navigation

Cost and Duration: £450 (3 Days)

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Scottish Winter Ridges 2 Day

An exhilarating weekend of guided mountaineering on some of Scotland's classic ridges.In winter, these narrow, rocky exposed ridges are even more demanding and exciting. In a group of two, you'll acco...........

Experience Required: A good level a hillwalking fitness, a head for heights and a thirst for adventure

Cost and Duration: £345 (2 Days)

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Scottish Winter Ridges 3 Day

An exhilarating 3 days of guided mountaineering on some of Scotland's classic ridges. In winter, these narrow, rocky exposed ridges are even more demanding and exciting. In a group of two, you'll acco...........

Experience Required: A good level a hillwalking fitness, a head for heights and a thirst for adventure

Cost and Duration: £470 (3 Days)

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Mountain Leader Training (Winter)

This 6 day course, which is based on the MTS Winter Mountain Leader syllabus, covers all essential practical skills necessary for leading parties in the British hills in winter conditions. Applicants ...........

Experience Required: 

Cost and Duration: £535 (6 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: £740 (5 Days)

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Mountain Leader Assessment (Winter)

Candidates for Winter ML Assessment must hold the Summer ML and have attended a Winter ML training course. Candidates should be aware of the arduous and demanding nature of this 5 day assessment and p...........

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Cost and Duration: £545 (5 Days)

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Scottish Winter Mountaineering 2 Day

This course aims to turn the dedicated hillwalker into a true 'mountaineer', combining practical instruction with ascents of many of the finest summits in the Western Highlands. Developing your winter...........

Experience Required: Some experience with axe and crampons would be very useful on this course, as would a good level of summer hill walking fitness

Cost and Duration: £325 (2 Days)

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Scottish Winter Mountaineering 3 Day

This course aims to turn the dedicated hillwalker into a true 'mountaineer', combining practical instruction with ascents of many of the finest summits in the Western Highlands. Developing your winter...........

Experience Required: Some experience with axe and crampons would be very useful on this course, as would a good level of summer hill walking fitness

Cost and Duration: £460 (3 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...........

Experience Required: No previous winter experience is required, but you should be fit summer hill walkers and realise that winter days in the western highlands often involve ascents from near sea level to 1000m.

Cost and Duration: £250 (5 Days)

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Benjamin Brabner Memorial Fund (Scottish Winter Mountaineering)

Scottish winter mountaineering for young people aged 18 - 25. Many great mountaineers have learnt, and honed, their skills in the winter mountains of Scotland. To tackle the more challenging peaks of...........

Experience Required: No previous winter experience is required, but you should be fit summer hill walkers and realise that winter days in the western highlands often involve ascents from near sea level to 1000m.

Cost and Duration: £250 (5 Days)

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Scottish Winter Essentials 3 Day

Three days of intensive winter skills. Use and choice of ice axe and crampons, equipment selection, winter navigation and self-arrest are all covered............

Experience Required: Summer hillwalking

Cost and Duration: £450 (3 Days)

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Winter Munros 3 Day

During the winter months, the Scottish Highlands are covered in snow and ice, and at their most impressive. There are 282 Munros in Scotland which are all the more stunning when climbed in full winte...........

Experience Required: Summer hillwalking and a good level of fitness

Cost and Duration: £450 (3 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: £900 (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: £930 (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: £ (5 Days)

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Guided Winter Classics 3 Day

Climb with the most experienced Guides and Instructors in Scotland. This superlative Winter Climbing experience aims to help you get the best from 3 days in Scotland. Our high staff to student ratio g...........

Experience Required: Fit and keen for lots more winter climbing

Cost and Duration: £470 (3 Days)

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Mountaineering Instructor Certificate Training

This 5 day course covers the teaching and instructing of snowcraft and icecraft including ropework and placement of ice anchors. Topics such as short roping, personal movement, route choice and teachi...........

Experience Required: 

Cost and Duration: £675 (5 Days)

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Mountaineering Instructor Certificate Assessment Preparation

Open to Trainees and Holders of the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate Award, this intensive 2 day course serves both as an update for anyone whose training or assessment course was completed some ...........

Experience Required: Open to Trainees and Holders of the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate Award

Cost and Duration: £345 (2 Days)

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Mountaineering Instructor Certificate Assessment

Before attending you must have attended an MIC training course, have 10 logged days of winter party management post MIC training, have 5 logged days climbing at grade 2 or above post MIC training and ...........

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Cost and Duration: £725 (4 Days)

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Can't find what you are looking for?

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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