Last updated: 20/05/2014

Winter Mountaineering

The Scottish highlands offer some of the finest winter mountaineering. Even the Smaller hills surrounding Aberdeen can be transformed into 'arctic' conditions.

Get the skills necessary to enjoy this unique environment safely and confidently.

  • Learn or develop winter navigation skills
    Learn safe route choice in winter conditions
    Effective ice axe and crampon use
    Practice secure movement on steep ground
    Avalanche awareness and snow pack science
    Winter Weather predictions an interpretations
    Survival skills, Emergency snow shelters and snow hole's
    Route planning

Courses can be run from Aberdeen exploring the hills around Deeside and the Southern Cairngorms. Our residential centre in the Northern Cairngorm mountains area is an ideal base for multi day courses.