Whether you've never climbed in winter before and want to give it a go, want to develop your skills to go it alone or just enjoy a great day in the mountains, we're here to make it possible. Below is just a sample of what's achievable. Please enquire to discuss options and your aspirations. We strive to make your day as safe, informative and fun as possible.
Intro to Winter Climbing Perhaps you're a keen winter walker and want to try something more technical. Maybe you've scrambled or climbed in summer and want to experience the challenge of winter. We can tailor a course to your personal requirements.
Learn to Lead Climbing in winter can feel like a daunting prospect; the weather, the gear, the big objectives. With our extensive winter knowledge and experience we can help you develop the skills to become competent winter mountaineers and climbers.
"A cracking couple of days for me developing my winter climbing skills and trying something harder. Learned loads. Thanks again." James W. England
Skills Development Perhaps you already lead climb in summer and want to winterise your skills. Maybe you would like to try a harder grade and see where your limits are. We can show you everything from the basics to more advanced skills and techniques.
Classic Climbs Sometimes it's just great to climb! Maybe you want to climb one of Ken Wilson's 'Cold Climbs' or one of Scotland's many other classic routes, with conditions dictating what's best and when, we would love to share a great day in the mountains with you.
Prices are per day. For larger groups please enquire and we will be able to quote for your specific requirements.
Winter boots, crampons and ice axes will be required for winter climbing. If you already own these, fantastic. If not we can help you hire equipment - just let us know in advance. If you would like to purchase your own before the course we would be more than happy to advise what might be best. We also have some kit which you may be able to hire for free; please enquire.
We will provide harness and helmet for each day. If you are not used to this technical equipment your guide will ensure it is used in the correct manner. We are here to make your experience as safe and fun as possible.
Please see the Kit List for a comprehensive list of what you will need to bring.
Fully qualified, insured and experienced Mountain Instructor/Guide Helmet and harness for the duration of the course Ropes and technical equipment Safety brief Action photos Kit list
You will have to organise accommodation, food, personal equipment and insurance.
For larger groups we can arrange extra guides at a corresponding cost.
timing and meeting
You will meet your instructor on the morning of your start date. Where possible we will try to meet you the night before but this is not always possible. Your instructor will be in contact the week before your start date to discuss final arrangements and the prevailing weather conditions.