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Scottish Winter Skills Training

Learn to be an independent winter hill user.

  • 8 hr
  • From 250 British pounds
  • Ellis Brigham Fort William

Service Description

Do you want to learn to become an independent winter hill user? Or do you simply want to learn more about the winter mountains? Our single day intro to winter skills will begin to cover the skills required to safely navigate hills in the winter. We will cover: - Planning: the Be Avalanche Aware model and how to interpret the weather and avalanche forecast. - The use of crampons and axes for safe travel. - Winter Navigation Winter Walking Checklist. What do I need to be successful? - A good level of fitness - The ability (or at least willingness) to walk in potentially rubbish weather! (Other route options available in this instance). - The Right Equipment What do we provide? - Guide(s) for the day. In winter we work on a ratio of 1:6. What do we not provide? - Transport to the venue (we can however arrange a taxi at your expense.) - Accommodation (again we can recommend places) - Winter Equipment Hire (Ellis Brigham in town can sort any missing winter hardwear, if you’re missing any clothes please get in touch and we’ll do our best to provide.) Winter Equipment List: - 2-5 pairs of gloves (depends on wetness factor!) - woolly hat + buff - Waterproof Jacket - Waterproof Trousers - Big Insulated Jacket/ Puffer Jacket (synthetic, not down.) - Spare Fleece (optional) - Gilet/ Vest (optional) - Fleece (to wear) - Thermals (to wear) - Walking trousers (not jeans and preferably not tracksuits) - 40 Litre + Rucksack - Headtorch (+ spare batteries) - Blizzard/ Survival Bag - Compass (Optional, we can lend) - Map (Optional, we can lend) - B2/B3 Boots - C2/C3 Crampons (compatible to the above boots) - Walking Axe - Helmet - Walking Poles (optional)

Cancellation Policy

To cancel please contact within 14 days of booked date. It is advised you take out travel insurance for your trip.

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