Winter Skills Training – Cairngorms

Date / Time
Date(s) - 17 Jan 2020 until 20 Jan 2020 All Day

Winter Skills Training course

Where: Cairngorms

When: 18th to 20th Jan 2020

Organiser: Isaac Walker (via Ridgeline adventures)

Our NMC Committee member Isaac is organising a winter skills course. NMC members have priority booking for the course and a discounted rate, with remaining places going to other interested parties.

Price: NMC members: £150 per person (non-members: £250) this includes: 3 days tuition from a qualified Winter Mountain Leader, hire of crampons, ice axe and helmet if needed and 3 nights accommodation.

There is a maximum ratio of 1:6

18th-20th Jan (accommodation available from evening of the 17th included)

What you will cover*:

  • Safe and effective movement in crampons
  • Use of walking ice axes (including self arrest)
  • Emergency shelters
  • Identification of snow hazards
  • Safe route choice and planning
  • Winter navigation

*the specific program will be tailored to the group and weather conditions.

This course is designed to give you the skills and confidence to plan your own winter adventures. Whilst no specific prerequisites are required a good level of fitness and summer hill walking experience would be beneficial.

Accommodation: Cairngorm Christian Centre, Kincraig for more information see:

I have used this as a venue for 3 years now and it provides a fantastic accessibility to the Cairngorms and beyond. The accommodation includes access to a fully stocked kitchen, large drying room and lounge area. To top it off there is a friendly local bar 3 doors down!

To book on the trip please contact Isaac directly on the following email:


Organiser Isaac Walker


Related Images: