For those already attending the 2023 Winter Meet and have confirmed their interest in the winter skills training
This course will take place on Sunday 19th and Monday 20th February 2023, during the Winter Meet.
Do not sign up unless you have previously discussed with the meet coordinator.
This course will be run in a ratio of 1:4 by qualified instructors from Aviemore.
This 2 day Winter Skills course will provide you with the essential skills you need to go out into the winter mountains walking safely. During the two days you will carry out journeys in the mountains looking at crampon and ice axe use, navigation, and introduction to avalanche awareness, emergency procedures, planning a day out and winter navigation.
You will meeting your instructor in the morning on the first day and discuss the plan for your winter skills course. Before heading out you will look at equipment needed and what to pack.
After this you will head out onto the hill and carry out a winter walking journey looking at the skills needed for safe travel in the winter mountains.
During the course we will look to cover the below skills:
- The use of crampons and ice axes
- Planning a mountain day
- An introduction to Avalanche awareness
- Winter navigation
- Emergency procedures and shelters
You will need to be ready to go by 8am on Sunday 19th Feb from the Aviemore Hostel. If you need to hire any equipment please ensure you have done so by then.
A specific kit list will be issued by email closer to the time.