Winter Skills Scotland

Winter Skills Training Scotland

Sorry we have no Scottish winter skills courses in 2014, next course are in 2015


Irish Adventures will run its hugely popular Winter Skills training course again in Scotland during February 2015. The course is a great introduction to the skills required to walk safely in winter conditions, whether in Ireland, Scotland or further afield. The four-day weekend courses feature walks on such classic mountain routes as Ben Nevis and other peaks around Fort William and Glencoe in the highlands of Scotland. 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!). No previous winter skills experience required but a reasonable to good level of fitness is recommended.


4 Day Course for 2015; 4 days on the Mountains, 4 nights Accommodation

Winter skills 4 day courses, 1-6 & 8-13 Feb 2015. 4 days Clinbing, 1 skills day, 3 days on the Mountain with Ben Nevis, Glencoe and Mammors, 5 nights Chalet. Cost €575

Early booking before 31st Dec; discount or this 10% €515


3 Day Course for 2015; 3 days on Mountains, 4 nights Accommodation

Winter Skills 3 day course 13-17th Feb, 3 days climbing3 day course, 1 skills day, 2 days on Glencoe and Ben Nevis, 4 nights Chalet, Cost €475

Early booking before 31st Dec; discount or this 5% €450

The Package Includes:

• Transfer to and from Glasgow airports

• All transport during the course

• Luxury self-catering accommodation at lakefront chalets

• Technician equipment, helmet, harness, ice-axe and crampons• Highly experienced, qualified instructors

• Three or Four days of intensive instruction and classic winter walking, including Ben Nevis & Glencoe

Course Dates Feb 2013

February 1-6        Fri evening to  Wednesday morning              5 Day Course 3 days on the Mounain   €575  Early Booking €515

February 8-13       Fri evening to Wednesday morning             5 Day Course 4 days on the Mountain  €575  Early Booking €515

February 13-17     Wednesday evening to Sunday morning   4 Day Course 3 days on the Mounain   €475   Early Booking €450


Arrival date of collection is first date, departure date second eg On the February 8-13 course, walking dates are 9,10,11 & 12. The first day will concentrate on ice-axe and crampon work. Ben Nevis will be covered over the 4 days.TotalCost: €575   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.Technical Winter Mountaineering Scotland (click here)

You can get more detailed information on the contents of the course by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Noel on 087-4190318

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