These days are about making the most of the winter conditions in Glencoe, Scotland. This course is all about maximising the days that the season delivers. If there is ice and good snow we will go climbing with two ice axes, if it's a bit lean we will go mountaineering, if it's wet and wild we will still make the most of what ever we have. So if you want to kick start your winter season with a bit of an adventure and are willing to go with the flow then these days are for you.
Please note, cost of hiring of winter boots and crampons is not included. The cost of hiring a helmet and a pair of technical climbing ice axes is included.
Experienced winter walker/mountaineer. A good level of fitness is needed as the days can be 8hrs on the mountain with a 10kg rucsack. Ascending and descending 1000 meters each day.
You will have experience of walking in crampons and using an ice axe and moving in exposed terrain in the mountains.
Leading Edge provide highly individualised and progressive courses. These days will be tailored very much to your experience, abilities and aspirations as well as the weather and conditions. We offer very friendly, open and supportive days out, we are highly experienced outdoor educators and are able to judge and deliver the right balance of instruction and challenge for you. You will be delighted and somewhat amazed at what you are able to achieve with us. Come and share an adventure with Leading Edge this winter season.
What does the Winter Mountaineering course cover?
Winter clothing and equipment
Weather and avalanche
Choosing climbs to match prevailing conditions
Utilising crampons and 2 ice axes (if appropriate conditions) on winter climbs
Using a guide book