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Learn Mountain Winter Skills In Scotland

by Much Better Adventures


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From avalanche awareness to mountain navigation, this hiking adventure will see you hone your winter skills in the Cairngorm Mountains.

Ever wondered if you have what it takes to navigate yourself through the mountainous winter terrain? This trip will introduce you to all of the skills you might need, as well as taking your hiking ability to the next level. By the end of the weekend, you will be able to use an ice axe, crampons, navigate the mountains safely and also understand the avalanche risks.

  • Friday: Arrival - Your host will pick you up from Inverness Airport or centre and take you to your accommodation in Cairngorm National Park for a brief on the trip ahead.

Saturday: Ice-Axing and Avalanche Awareness

After breakfast, you’ll head in to the mountains where your guide will teach you the basic skills in using ice axes and crampons as you hike and get used to the mountainous winter terrain. Then, the fun really starts as you have a lesson in how to perform self-arrest; sliding along the ice, as you practise using your ice axe to stop yourself. You’ll also learn about avalanche risks are and how to spot them. As evening draws, you’ll head back and relax with a drink and warming dinner. 6-7 hours of hiking & training

Sunday: Summit Cairngorm Peak and Departure

It’s another early start today. Depending on weather conditions, you may summit one of the many peaks in the Cairngorm Mountains. Typically, this will be the rugged Cairn Gorm (1245m) which requires some full-on navigation. The hike reveals phenomenal views and striking rock formations, making it a rewarding way to use your navigational skills. In the evening, your host will take you back to Inverness Airport (20:50). 6-7 hours of hiking & training

LOCATION: Cairngorm National Park

DURATION: 2.5 days

  • This Experience includes 2 days of hiking and winter skill training, 2 nights of accommodation, Transfers to/from Inverness airport or centre, professional guides, Breakfast use of Helmet and ice axe.

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