Winter Climbing & Mountaineering
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Winter Climbing & Mountaineering Courses

From £140 per adult

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December — April

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If you have ever fancied winter climbing or learning how to climb in winter then this course might just be for you. We will go where the weather and conditions look best in order to provide you with the nicest quality conditions out there!

This is a great opportunity to tackle those classic Scottish winter mountaineering & climbing routes you’ve aspired to climb in Aviemore & the Cairngorms. On our two and five day courses you may also climb at Creag Meagaidh, Aonaoch Mor and Ben Nevis. The days will be tailored to your personal and group needs and will tackle some classic winter climbing routes. The course ratios are on a 1:2.The weather and winter climbing conditions in Aviemore & across Scotland will dictate where we go so that we can make the most of the days and have the best/most appropriate learning environments. Candidates will have one of the following:

  • Considerable walking experience in the mountains.
  • Prior mountain scrambling or summer climbing experience is desirable although not essential.
  • On the five day course there will be the opportunity to lead pitches/full routes as appropriate.

    Winter Climbing & Mountaineering Courses in Aviemore, the Cairngorms & Scotland

    During the course we will cover the main techniques required for safe and efficient winter climbing. You will be seconding several climbs & by the end of the course you will have developed a strong understanding of the skills and equipment required (including the use of axes and crampons). We will also aim to ensure you have an understanding of Avalanches as well as their causes & effects which dictate route choice.The price of the course includes equipment rental.

    • 1 Day Intro to winter climbing & mountaineering in Aviemore Course 1:2 ratio MAX£140.00 Per person
    • 2 Day winter climbing & mountaineering in Aviemore Course 1:2 ratio MAX£280 Per person
    • 5 Day Winter Climbing & mountaineering in Scotland (includes winter lead climbing) 1:2 ratio MAX£700.00
    Addons for the course; Self-Catered Accommodation at the Cairngorms Adventure Centre in Newtonmore: £19 per person per night.Private Guided Days

    Bespoke Guiding days for winter climbing in Aviemore are available on request. Specific courses for groups and individuals are available, please Contact Us for a bespoke quote. We can easily tailor these winter climbing days to your aims and requirements.

    Contact details

    Active Outdoor Pursuits
    Craigower Lodge
    Golf Course Road
    PH20 1AT

    Key facilities

    Accessible Parking and Dropoff Disabled Parking
    Aviemore Newtonmore
    Minibus Walking
    Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
    Outdoor Activities

    Tour prices


    • £140 Per Adult
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    Prices are subject to change depending on season


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    Active Outdoor Pursuits

    Active Outdoor Pursuits, born in 1999, is one of the most established providers of outdoor activities, education and training in Scotland. We have developed our facilities & services to provide a comprehensive and dynamic approach to supporting people of all ages and experience to realise their outdoor adventure dreams and ambitions. We offer a wide range of outdoor activities and, we can offer packages and holidays to suit all outdoor tastes. Looking for an outdoor adventure or holiday? Then you've come to the right place!

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