An Teallach from Beinn Dearg


Instruction/Guiding prices from

1:1 £200 per day

1:2 £220 per day

Dates for courses in Wales

Courses run on a minimum of 2 people £180 per person for 2 days

Saturday & Sunday 2nd - 3rd Feb

Monday & Tuesday 4th - 5th Feb

Thursday & Friday 7th & 8th March

Monday - Friday 11th - 15th March - £500 per person based on minimum of 2 people



For a list of equipment and personal kit please check the KIT LIST for your course.

Any equipment you do not have can be hired for prices see the booking page.


If you are not having an all inclusive package accommodation and food are not included in the price of your course. We have complied a list of accommodation campsites and bunkhouses to Hotels, pick something that suits you.

For accommodation ideas in Snowdonia or Scotland.

Winter Skills Course

Who is ‘Winter Skills’ for?

A winter skills course that  is designed to teach you basic skills for winter hill walking. You will cover winter equipment, cramponing techniques, ice axe arrest, some basic winter navigation, route choice, emergency shelters and avalanche awareness.   By the end of the course you should feel happier about heading out into the hills in winter conditions. It can be based out of Fort William or Aviemore, or if there are winter conditions it can also be run in Snowdonia.

This course is best run over 1 or 2 days.

What will be covered?

Winter Skills can run up to a maximum ratio of 1 instructor : 6 participants. You will cover the following:

Equipment for a day out in winter

Crampon technique

Ice Axe techniques

Avalanche Awareness and avoidance

Emergency Shelters

Basic Winter Navigation and route planning

What previous clients thought ...

“Thank you very much for instructing for us this last weekend.  From talking to the girls it all seemed to go very well.  They all enjoyed their days and learned a lot.”

Alison Higham - Scottish Ladies Climbing Club

“Thanks for the day on Sunday. I feel much happier now about going out on my own.”  

Karin Froebel - SLCC

“A great day out ... Kath was brilliant” David Sandeman - Hampshire

“The photos look fab....Thanks! Had a great time in the hills....definitely will be putting it into practice in future adventures in the hills, cheers.”

Caroline and Craig Bates - Edinburgh

“Thanks for the weekend I will forward your website around to any friends of mine who are thinking of doing a mountaineering or climbing weekend / course.”

Scott McCoy - London

Other Questions

What if the weather is bad?

The weather has to be pretty bad to stop a winter skills course from running, however if high winds are forecast we have a great selection of low level venues to keep you busy.

How do I book?

Once you have decided which course you would like to do send an email to enquire about the dates that suit you. I will then let you know if an instructor is available.

If you have any other questions about this course please get in touch. You can either email or phone (We are out climbing through the day with limited phone signal, so leave a message and we will call you back or send me an email).

Ice Axe Arrest
Winter Navigation
Cutting Steps

Looking towards An Teallach from Beinn Dearg

Scottish Winter Skills
Am Bodach, Mamores
Sunset Scottish Winter
Cutting Steps
Ice Axe Arrest
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Contact -

Paul James  07739 813927

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