Winter Skills Course

WINTER SKILLS COURSE

Have you ever had the desire to seek adventure in the high mountains during winter?  If so, our winter skills course are the perfect way to get you started.

Develop proficiency in winter walking and find recreational winter fun, with captivating panoramas as your back drop.

Winter walking can present a variety of challenges; therefore it is imperative for all mountaineering and hill walking enthusiasts to expand their composite skills in preparing for enjoyable, safe and efficient journeys.

We have courses available to facilitate all levels of hill walking and mountaineering enthusiasts.

Spain provides a number of classic venues for winter mountaineering, climbing and walking with extensive varieties of stunning peaks, ridges and gullies to climb.

Our courses run from December to April, utilising the best weather conditions to achieve our objectives. This is a great time to visit Sierra Nevada as the weather is generally good with temperatures reaching 20 degrees and above most days.

There will be opportunities to relax in traditional Spanish towns and villages after a day of adventure, while sampling some of the local wines and culinary delights.

There are a wide range of accommodation options available in these locations to satisfy personal tastes from economic to quirky. Sierra Nevada has it all.

Our winter skills course will help you to gain the skills required to move safely throughout the mountains in winter with independence and confidence.

Wishing to further develop personal skills.

See course details below:

Our mission statement is to deliver a high standard of coaching, focusing on devising a progressive learning environment for all clients.

Winter Skills 

Winter Skills 

Sierra Nevada in Spain is the perfect venue for our winter skills courses. The ski resort provides us with easy access to the snow to learn new skills and is an excellent base to explore some of the classic 3000m peaks within the Sierra Nevada Mountain range.

This training course provides the first stage of tuition in winter training.  This is a 3 day practical course spent walking through the mountains.

The main aim of this course is to teach safe travel through the mountains in winter. We do this by encouragement in a fun and friendly environment and assist in building client confidence to further accomplish their goals.

During this course we will cover the following:

Navigation training, weather forecasting, safe movement on steep ground, ice axe techniques, step cutting, crampon techniques, emergency rope work, building snow belays, avalanche awareness whilst having lots of fun.

Previous experience required:

Active mountain walker with a good level of fitness.

Winter Skills

Location:  Sierra Nevada, Spain

Course dates 2021:  15-17 Jan,  22-24 Jan

Price:  £295pp.

Whats included:  All specialist equipment and instruction.

If the dates listed don’t suit or you require any further information then please contact us.

Detailed course joining instructions will be sent out upon booking.

Winter Mountaineering

Winter Mountaineering 

Sierra Nevada is a fantastic venue for winter mountaineering.  Amazing ridge lines, steep gullies and numerous 3000m peaks to explore.

Our courses build on skills and techniques previously taught.

The main aim of this 3 day course is to reinforce basic skills through encouragement and teach various techniques used whilst moving through steep technical mountain terrain in a winter environment.

During this course we will cover the following:

Revise crampon techniques and movement on steep ground, weather forecasting, avalanche awareness, emergency rope work, building belays, taking coils, ice axe techniques (2 axes), placing protection and correct belaying techniques.

Previous experience required:

Experience in crampon and ice axe techniques.

 

Winter Mountaineering

Location:  Sierra Nevada, Spain

Course dates 2021:  5-7 March, 12-14 Mar

Price:  £315pp.

Whats included:  All specialist equipment and instruction.

If the dates listed don’t suit or you require any further information then please contact us.

Detailed course joining instructions will be sent out upon booking.

Winter Climbing

Winter Climbing

Sierra Nevada is a great venue for winter climbing.  Amazing ridge lines, steep gullies and numerous water ice routes.

Our courses build on skills and techniques previously taught.

The main aim of this 3 day course is to reinforce skills previously taught, also to teach new techniques used whilst moving through steep technical mountain terrain and vertical water ice routes using 2 axes.

During this course we will cover the following:

Revision of mountaineering techniques, use of guide books, route choice, climbing techniques, axe placements, weather forecasting, avalanche awareness, building belays, placing protection and correct belaying techniques and much more.

Previous experience required:

Experience in crampon and ice axe techniques.

Winter Climbing

Location:  Sierra Nevada, Spain

Course dates 2021:  9-10 Jan,  30-31 Jan

Price:  £225pp.

Whats included:  All specialist equipment and instruction.

If the dates listed don’t suit or you require any further information then please contact us.

Detailed course joining instructions will be sent out upon booking.