Our guided Scottish Winter Walks is ideal for hill walkers who want to understand the essential skills needed to enjoy winter walking.

The mountains of the Carngorms and Glencoe and Ben Nevis have some of the best and most reliable winter walking conditions in Britain. They are also suitable for beginner and expert alike so have something for everyone. This walk will give you a chance to use both ice axe and crampons, explain avalanche avoidance and emergency shelters, and of course winter navigation all under the expert guidance of our instructors. All we ask from you is a good level of hill walking fitness and the desire to experience Scottish winter walking.

EVENT DATES
EVENT CONTENT Basic Navigation Skills
Mountain Weather
Route Planning
Hazards and the avoidance of
Local and Historical knowledge of the area
LOCATION Cairngorms — Glen Coe
START TIME Please arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
FINISH TIME Approximately 1:00 PM.
KIT LIST Walking Kit List
WHAT WILL I NEED
Personal Hill Walking Equipment Food / Packed Lunch
kit list – (From Above Detail)
NOT INCLUDED
Accommodation
Personal Hill Walking Equipment
Lunch & Evening Meals
PRE-REQUISITES A General level of fitness
Ability to walk for 4 hrs carrying a small rucksack

 

1

Departure

08:30-09:30
Arrive at the designated meeting point for a welcome briefing. Kit check and weather update with a prompt departure. Kit fitting and readiness is essential before we set off.
2

Winter skills session

09:30-16:00
Looking at movement skills and how to carry the additional equipment required in Winter.Further days would be required to practice all the skills required to be safe in the Winter Mountains, but this day is a great opportunity to get out for the first time and experience it. Discovering how the Winter Season changes the landscape and risks associated with that.
3

Finish

16:00-16:30
Arrive back at base for a debrief, de-kit and a rewarding drink, chat and relax.