Winter Skills (WSA1) - Age 18yrs+

This Advance course builds on the knowledge of a previous Winter Hill Skills course and is also ideal for improving existing winter walking skills.

Working in a small group with your instructor, you will cover topics such as:

  • clothing and equipment
  • weather and avalanche forecasting
  • choosing a route
  • walking on snow and ice
  • use of an ice axe
  • navigation and safe travel in the winter mountains
  • fitting crampons and ice axe arrest
  • emergency snow shelters


Course Duration: 
1 Day
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Course Dates: 
Saturday, 29 February, 2020 - 08:30 to 17:00
Course Additional Info: 

Participants to meet at Ancrum Outdoor Centre at 8.30am. All equipment will be provided, but bring along a packed lunch and plenty water.

To book a place on this course, please click on the link below to register/book online, or call into the centre during normal office opening hours

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