Winter Mountaineering Scotland
Technical Winter Mountaineering Scotland
Sorry we have no Scottish winter mountaineering courses in 2014, next course are in 2015
Irish Adventures will run technical winter mountaineering courses in Scotland during February 2015. If you have already completed a winter skills course or have experience in winter skills and would like to progress this to winter mountaineering, this is the course for you.
This course will give you both skills and experience for technical winter mountaineering, beginning with climbs on some classic Grade 1 routes and progressing to Grade 2 and Grade 3 winter routes over the weekend. You will learn how to climb with two ice axes, place gear, make belays and climb together. During the course you will have the opportunity to climb some of the classic routes in Scotland, such as:
* • Ledge Route, Ben Nevis
* • Curved Ridge, Stob Dearg, Buachaille Etive Mor
* • Aonach Eagach Ridge/ Traverse, Glencoe
MIC instructors will teach on a ratio of 1:4 first 2 days of training and 1:2 on climbing days
The course dates and accommodation coincide with the more basic Winter Skills Training programme, so if a friend or partner would prefer a winter skills course and you want technical climbing, then we can satisfy both. Similarly, if a group with different goals and skills levels wants to participate, we can cater for you.
The four-day weekend courses consist of four days of classic winter mountaineering on Ben Nevis and other peaks around Fort William and Glencoe.
The package comprises five nights' accommodation at a luxury lakeside chalet close to the bustling town of Fort William. Irish Adventures offers complimentary transfers from Glasgow and Glasgow Prestwick airports - we can also arrange collection from a train station if pre-arranged.
Collection on arrival will be at 7pm with departure from the airport circa 11am. We would advise early booking to take advantage of cheap flights from Dublin, Cork and Shannon. There will be regular shuttle runs to Fort William in the evenings for those who prefer eating out or for those who would like to go for a few drinks (especially to celebrate on the last night, of course!).
The Package Includes:
* • Transfer to and from Glasgow
* • All transport during the course
* • Luxury self-catering accommodation at lakefront chalets
* • Technician equipment, helmet, harness, ice-axe and crampons
* • Experienced and qualified MIC instructors (ratio 2:1) clients to instructor
* • Four days of instruction and classic winter mountaineering routes
Previous winter skills experience and good level of fitness required.
Course Dates 2013
February 1-6 4 day course, 5 nights accommodation Cost: €675
February 8-13 4 day course, 5 nights accommodation Cost: €675
February 13-17 3 day course, 4 nights accommodation Cost €550
Arrival date of collection is first date, departure date second eg On the March 1-8 course, walking dates are 2,3,4 & 5
Total Cost: €675 Early booking discount of 10% if booked before 31st Dec 2014 €605
The price is per person sharing a twin room; a single room supplement is available. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment and to take full advantage of budget flights.
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