Maximum Ratio 6 : 1
This mountain walking course provides instruction in all essential aspects of the winter skills - Ice Axe and Crampon techniques, Navigation and Route planning, Snow and Avalanche conditions. These courses are ideal for the summer walker who wants winter experience. The daily itinerary would start with a day of snowcraft training and familiarization with equipment. Then on subsequent days we would ascend some of the local Munros by the safest easiest routes. Ben Nevis, Glencoe, the Mamores and the Grey Corrie's are just a few of the Munros within easy reach of Fort William.
This course involves some movement on steep ground and ridges. Therefore a good level of fitness is required and some previous summer walking experience. No ropework will be involved unless the guide deems it necessary to safeguard the party over a short section.
Winter Munros Itinerary
All activities in winter are weather dependent, so the itinerary will change!
Sunday : Arrival in Fort William, introductory talk and equipment check
Monday : All courses : Basic winter skills introduction or revision : Ice axe and crampon skills, snow and avalanche. Finish with a summit.
Tuesday : Ascent on the Mamores.
Wednesday : Ascent in Glencoe
Thursday : Navigating on hills near Laggan East of Fort William.
Friday : Ascent of Ben Nevis.
Saturday : Depart
5 Day (Course Only) : £ 425.00 Week-end (Course Only) : £ 225.00
Self Catering: £20.00 per night
Bed and Breakfast: £35.00 per night
Availability 2017 (5 day courses)
January : 9th & 23rd February : 6th & 20th
March : 6th & 20th April : 3rd & 10th
Week-end courses can be arranged either end of these weeks
If our dates do not suit you, please give us a call or email and see if we can organise a trip just for you or your group.
We can also organise individual trips for small groups to more remote areas such as Knoydart, Ben Alder and Fisherfield. In fact just about any hills you have a desire to walk.
Have a look at the ‘Bespoke Page’ for more details
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