Winter skills are an important part of the winter experience. Below you will find details of our Winter Skills courses. hopefully you will find one that suits.

Winter skills courses, 2 day winter skills courses 4 day winter skills courses and 5 day winter skills courses in Scotland the English lake district.

"Avalanches Take Lives-Fact"

Over the last few years avalanches in Scotland have taken lives. Learn how to recognize the signs on a Winter Skills Course. 

Scotland is a fantastic place to explore with hidden valleys, long ridges and remote mountains. Winter makes this amazing place change from being a challenging environment to become a serious undertaking that needs special skills to improve safety. Join us on one of our Winter skills courses and learn the skills for safer travel in the mountains during winter.

Learning crampon skills


winter skills Glen Coe

 Winter skills course: This course runs over two days and is designed to give clients the skills needed for the winter environment. Our fully qualified and experienced winter mountain leaders will run the course to your needs, giving plenty of time to practice and learn new skills.

What we cover:

Avalanche awareness 

Ice axe skills

Crampon skills

Winter navigation

Movement skills

Route choice

Self arrest 

This course will be based in the high mountains of Scotland running out of Glen Coe. The course will take place in the mountain environment with the venue being decided on a day today basis dependent on the weather. 

Experience: Basic walking experience.

Cost: £120.00 per person (instruction only).

PS-book Before January 1st  and pay 15% LESS for our two day winter skills course Saving you money .

 5 Day winter skills course: The five day course also runs out of Glen Coe and gives the clients the chance to explore some of Scotland's highest mountains in winter whilst learning and practicing the skills needed to keep safe in winter conditions.

winter skills Glen Coe


This course is designed to the needs of the clients and is run at a pace that suits. The course is suitable for the summer walker looking to learn new skills and become a confident winter walker as well as clients wanting to improve and refresh their skill.

What we cover: We cover all of the skills from the two day winter skills course as well as emergency shelters, avalanche awareness, basic rope work and winter navigation whilst on a journey.


Day 1:This is a basic skills day concentrating on movement skills and use of the ice axe. we will look at avalanche awareness and also basic self arrest.

Day 2:We will go on a journey looking at improving skills and learning new ones. Practice is important and we will have plenty of time for this. Safety on the mountain and essential avalanche skills will also be used and practiced.

Day 3:This will be an easier day with the clients learning to construct emergency shelters and snow holes. Ice axe arrest will also be covered in detail.

Day 4: Again this will be on a journey and we will look at some basic rope work, belays and belaying. We will also look at winter navigation.

Day 5:This is where the clients can go over any weaker areas they may have and also have a good mountain day practicing all of the skills they have learnt during the week. 

Cost:£260 (Instruction only)

Winter skills Glen Coe

Experience: Basic walking fitness and summer walking experience.

REMEMBER-If we cant find snow for your course we will offer replacement dates or your money back - guaranteed.

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Contact: 077915 45934