Winter Skills Days

Are you new to the winter environment or do you want to improve the skills you already have, well one of our winter skills days could be just the thing for you. To stay safe in the winter mountains you need some basic skills in your bag, these include

  • Avalanche and terrain awareness
  • Avalanche Search and rescue techniquesSANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
  • Navigational Skills (Map & Compass)
  • Emergency shelters.

Our one day basic/introductory skills course looks at and practices theses skills and helps prepare you to venture into the winter mountains. All our courses are run using snowshoes so you do not have to have any skiing skills although everything you will learn is usable for Ski touring as well.

Snowshoes and trekking poles are supplied for each client but if you have your own bring them along. You will need to have your own transceiver, shovel and probe or to hire them from a shop before joining the course (be aware that if hiring a transceiver they do not come with batteries supplied). You will also need a map and compass (you will need to have some basic knowledge of how to use them in a summer environment so we can build on those skills, on booking you will be told of the IGN map you will need, as we do change areas depending on the snow levels, avalanche risk levels and weather.

The day is run on a minimum of 2 Clients and a maximum of 4. This small number is to make sure that you get the maximum benefit out of the day.

Please make sure that you have comprehensive personal accident and rescue insurance that covers you for days out in the winter mountains as WE DO NOT INSURE YOU.

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