Experiencing a winter day
high on a mountain when there are blue skies and sunshine
is an exhilarating and magical experience but navigating in
winter is very different to summer. It can often be windy,
cold and snowing and you may be using an ice-axe too, but
when you rise to the challenge and reach the summit the sense
of achievement is tremendous.
For safe walking in winter
a variety of skills are required. The basics such as kicking
and cutting steps, cramponning and ice axe arresting are easy
to learn and will become second nature with practise. Most
people find ice axe arresting great fun as it involves a lot
of sliding down gentle slopes in a variety of positions before
confidently stopping with your ice axe.
It is important you study
the kit list we provide you with and discuss any queries you
may have well in advance. Boots are often a problem but we
can arrange for hire.
"We just want to thank you so much for a wonderful week. You really did a great job taking care of us all.
The two of you must be the most inspiring individuals we ever met =).
We totally fell in love with Scotland and as we said we are coming back as soon as possible."