Winter Walking Skills (2 Days) - 16yrs+
Enjoyed hillwalking during the summer months and don’t want to stop….
This course is for you, suitable for anyone who wants to enjoy walking all year round, don’t let the snow or short days stop the adventure.
This is a practical 2 days with the emphasis on giving you the skills, knowledge and strategies to enable you to plan and enjoy your own adventures. With this focus we aim to do more than just teach you the ‘how to’ of winter skills, your instructor will continually share their decision-making process and give you the tools to travel safely in winter. If the wonderful Scottish weather allows we will aim to reach the summit of at least 1 Munro over the 2 days.
Core winter skills; Be Avalanche aware, weather forecasts, route planning, equipment and clothing
Mountain journey; Decisions, route options, avalanche and safe travel, how to use Ice axe and crampons, practice arresting a trip and slide, walking in crampons.
Space to revisit core skills and application of them on a mountain journey
Increased emphasis on self-reliance and independent travel, your experienced instructor will be on hand to coach you though all the “what if” questions and things like when to put crampons on.
Participants to meet at Ancrum Outdoor Centre. All equipment will be provided, bring along a packed lunch and plenty to drink. If you require any more details about this day before booking, please give Ancrum a call and ask for Dave Slade.
Click on the link below to book a place online. If you have previously registered your with Leisure & Culture Dundee and have log-in details for CONNECT system, please use these to book. If a NEW customer, register your details and select 'Pay as You Go' customer. Alternatively, call into the centre during office hours (9am-4.30pm). We accept cash & debit/credit cards.