Guided Winter Climbing 5 day
A guided winter climbing week in Aviemore & the Cairngorms, Scotland is an unforgettable experience for any adventurous climber.
Here’s a sample itinerary for a 5-day guided winter climbing week in Scotland:
Day 1: Meet in Aviemore at Tiso at 08:30, introductions, equipment check, and travel to the Cairngorms. Climb a relatively easy route to warm up and assess your current ability.
Day 2: Guided climb up a classic winter mountaineering route like the Runnel in Coire an t Sneachda, focusing on techniques for moving on steep snow and mixed ground.
Day 3: Guided climb up a more technical route in the Cairngorms like Hell’s Lum or Red Gully. The route chosen will ideally have some sections of ice to learn ice climbing techniques.
Day 4: Guided climb up a long, classic winter climb such as Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis.
Day 5: Choose a climb based on weather and group ability. This could be a already visited venue or a new objective. End the day with a debrief and discussion of future goals.
Throughout the week, the guide will provide instruction on winter climbing techniques, avalanche awareness, and any other aims.
We pride ourselves on providing as much kit as possible for you. However, the list below is what we recommend you should bring to your guided Winter Climbing Course:
- Travel insurance. (We are insured for all our trips, but we recommend everyone has their own travel insurance as well.)
- Transportation to the venue. (We may be able to help with this though – if you need transportation please drop us an enquiry and we can see what we can do to help.)
- Lunch, water.
- Personal medication
- Sun cream, sunglasses
- Clear goggles – we may be able to provide if required please contact us.
- Warm layers
- Thick gloves and a hat/buff
- B2 boots (we may be able to arrange hire of these if needed; please contact us if this is the case. But people normally prefer to use their own)
- Rucksack 30 litres or so will suffice
- Own personal kit IF YOU WISH TO Harness, helmet, Crampons, Axes etc (we do supply these but sometimes people prefer to use their own)
Here at Highland Outdoor Adventures, we pride ourselves on providing as much as we can but you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you do prefer. The list below is what we provide you with on the guided winter climbing course.
- All instruction.
- Ice Axes
- All Technical Climbing Gear
- All first aid and safety equipment.
- Photographs of the day provided for you at no extra cost! If the weather is good we will have a DSLR professional camera and maybe even a drone, so we can take photos and videos of your adventure and you can look back at the day for years to come. If the weather is less favourable we will bring a GoPro (as it is waterproof) so we will still be able to take photos for you.
From £900 per adult
November — March
- Aviemore and the Cairngorms
- Small Group (1-16)
- Outdoor Activities
Tour company information
Highland Outdoor Adventures
Looking for a fun and exciting adventure outdoor activity in the Highlands which will be a highlight of your holiday in Scotland? Or maybe you live here and want an outing on the rivers, lochs, sea, mountains or crags? Or perhaps you want to improve your skills, work to an assessment or take a qualification in paddling or climbing? Welcome to Highland Outdoor Adventures offering a range of climbing, walking and paddling options for individuals, groups and the whole family – including outings and courses for all levels (beginners through to experts).
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