Walking in the mountains in winter can offer the most rewarding of days and a sense of achievement in potentially more challenging conditions. Planning appropriately, moving safely and being able to cope with the constantly changing environmental conditions that snowfall will bring to even the most familiar of locations, is key to enjoying the winter mountain environment.
RAW Adventures can provide support and guidance to anyone wanting to extend their current summer experience to walk in the mountains in winter, independently. Or maybe you’re keen for a guided journey, learning new winter skills along the way and reaching some winter summits, as conditions allow! We love supporting people on their winter mountain journeys...
Over 2 or 4 days, new skills and knowledge will be introduced and consolidated during journeys into the winter environment. On longer courses, there will be further development of independent walking skills, planning for summit routes and potential to move onto steeper ground as conditions, group confidence and ability allow. Learning that can be covered includes:
- Getting to grips with winter weather and avalanche forecasts
- Appropriate route planning for winter mountain journeys
- Confidence using winter equipment, boots and clothing
- Moving securely on snow covered ground
- Essential use of ice axe and crampons
- Understanding avalanches and planning considerations
- Winter navigation strategies and confidence
And what you learn on these courses can be applied to walking in Scotland as well as other British mountains – a whole new, white world awaits!
Bespoke Dates - to suit you
|1 day||£190.00 for 1 person
£95.00 per person for 2 people
|2 days||£360.00 for 1 person
£90.00 per person per day for 2 days
|2023 - Dates TBC (3 days/4 nights)
Location: Cairngorm Mountains, Scotland
Winter Mountain Skills, home-cooked food, comfortable accommodation and fantastic company. Hosted by professional friends of RAW Adventures, Hayley Webb Mountain Adventures, Kate will be working with fellow Winter Mountain Leader and professional caterer, Hayley Webb to help bring you this exciting weekend of learning, adventure, fun and culinary delights.
You can also view Winter Climb Snowdon for more information.
If you have any questions or require more information on costs and dates, please contact us.