Winter Climbing (3 Days) - Age 18yrs+
An ideal course for someone who has experience of winter walking and some climbing, these three days aim to introduce you to the joy of winter climbing.
Working with your instructor you will develop skills that are required to become an independent winter climber. This course will take you into more technical ground than mountaineering, using 2 climbing specific axes, pitched climbing and winter protection such as ice screws. As winter walking and mountaineering skills will be used to access climbing venues previous experience of mountaineering and summer climbing is essential. (Max ratio 1:2)
If you are not sure this is the course for you, please contact the Dave Slade at the centre 01382 435911
Day 1: Core winter skills recap
Mountaineering ground and use of rope
Day 2: Guided winter climb
Day 3: Self-led climb
Topics normally covered
- development of movement skills on steeper ground - snow/ice and scrambling type terrain
- use of guide books and route choices
- use of a rope, slings and karabiners
- construction and use of snow anchors
- selection and use of rock anchor
- abseiling in a winter environment
- winter skills - navigation, route selection and preparation
- avalanche knowledge
Meet at Ancrum Outdoor Centre 0800. Your instructor will contact you prior to course to finalise arrangements.
All equipment will be provided, but bring along a packed lunch and plenty water.
To book a space online, click the booking link below. If you have previously registered yourself with Leisure & Culture Dundee and have log-in details for CONNECT system, please use these to book. If a NEW customer, register as 'Pay as You Go' customer. Alternatively, call into the centre during office hours (9am-4.30pm). We accept cash & debit/credit cards.