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1 Day Winter Skills Course - Glencoe

Learn the essential skills required to move about the mountains in winter conditions.

  • 75 British pounds

About this event

During this 1 day practical winter skills course we will introduce the core skills required to safely travel about the mountains in winter conditions. We will start the day by talking about what essential winter kit should be carried in your pack before heading out onto the hill. Here we will cover movement on snow and ice, including kicking steps and boot work, use of the ice axe for walking and balance, cutting steps and using the axe to arrest a slip or halt a slide. Moving onto steeper terrain we will introduce the crampons and, through demonstration and practice, we will work through the full repertoire of different techniques to aid safe and efficient travel on snow and ice. Time permitting we will also talk about planning a winter day with consideration to the weather and avalanche forecasts, winter navigation and emergency procedures. Maximum Group size is 4 and online booking is available on the following dates. Sat 27th January 23 Sat 3rd February 23 Sat 10th February 23 Sat 17th February 23 Sat 24th February 23 Sat 2nd March 23 Sat 16th March 23 Sat 23rd March 23 Additional Information All winter skills courses will take place in Glencoe, but the specific venue and meeting arrangements will be decided nearer the time with consideration to the prevailing snow and weather conditions. Meeting arrangements and venue will be communicated with all participants usually not less than 72 hours earlier by email. All participants will require winter boots (B1 as a minimum) an ice axe, and crampons (not micro-spikes). If you do not have your own equipment then I do have a limited supply of axes and crampons available for your use. When booking on a Winter Skills course there is no additional charge for hiring equipment. Please drop us an email with your requirements. Please note, I do not hire winter boots. Equipment can also be hired locally. You might like to try: Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports in Fort William - 01397 706220 / Scottish Mountain Hire based in Fort William - 07752 587388

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Cancellation Policy

If you choose to cancel your booking : Booking cancellations must be made in writing. If you cancel more than 28 days before an event takes place, your payment will be refunded minus a £10 booking deposit. If you cancel 28 days or less before an event takes place, no payment will be returned. We do not offer credit towards future events in place of a refund. We strongly recommend you take out appropriate holiday insurance to cover for unforeseen events that may cause you to cancel your booking. If we have to cancel your booking : Regardless of reason, in the very unlikely event that we have to cancel your booking, then we will refund your payment in full. We will try and give as much notice as possible. For weather related cancellations, notice could be as short as a couple of days. For other reasons, we would hope to give a fortnight's notice, possibly more. We cannot be held liable for additional costs you may have incurred such as accommodation or transport you may have booked.

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