This walk is designed to give you a chance to use both ice axe and crampons,  to give you a basic level of understanding of 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 winter walking.

LOCATIONCairngorms — Glen Coe — Lake District
RETURN TIMEApproximately 5:00 PM.
KIT LIST TYPEWinter Walking kit list
CONTENT OF EVENTBasic Navigation Skills
Mountain Weather
Route Planning
Hazards and the avoidance of
Local and Historical knowledge of the area
WHAT WILL I NEEDPersonal Hill Walking Equipment
Food / Packed Lunch
kit list – (From Above Detail)
NOT INCLUDEDAccommodation
Personal Hill Walking Equipment
Evening Meals
PRE-REQUISITESA General level of fitness
Ability to walk for 4 hrs carrying a small rucksack




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.

Winter skills session

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. We will focus on movement in Crampons, avalanche awareness and basic self arrest techniques.


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