#WIntro – “Wee Intro” 2 Day Course

#WIntro – “Wee Intro” 2 Day Course


This course is designed for anyone who wants to improve their winter skills knowledge and abilities. Whether beginner or intermediate, as long as you are physically fit and have some summer hillwalking experience as a minimum.


Based in the majestic Cairngorms, the course will be very practical with an emphasis on learning through doing. The focus of the course is introducing and honing core winter skills in a “workshop” environment, where skill acquisition will take priority over munro-bagging.  We pride ourselves on offering a professional yet social environment conducive to learning and fun! So whether this is your first foray into the winter environment, or you would like to improve existing skills, this course is ideal for you.

Want even more Winter? Check out our Winter Skills Long Weekend and Winter Skills Week
Already done some winter walking and looking to progress further? Take a look at our Winter Mountaineering Long Weekend and Winter Mountaineering Week
Ready to tackle harder winter climbs? Look at our Winter Climbing Long Weekend and Winter Climbing Week


Unfortunately due to Coronavirus our residential weekends are running as non-residential courses, but they will still have the same fabulous “on-the-hill” content!

 2 days guiding and instruction
 Small group sizes
 Instruction in core winter skills techniques
 Discounts on outdoor equipment from affiliated retailers
 Introductory and Intermediate ability-friendly
  Crampons and walking axes available to hire

Join us to improve not just your skills, but also your knowledge, confidence and decision-making.

Our qualified, experienced and friendly instructors will teach you everything you need to know…

Everything you need to know...

Equipment and clothing selection and correct usage
Safe and effective use of winter boots, crampons and ice axe
Improved personal movement on snow and ice
Arresting a slip
Ascending, descending and traversing safely and effectively
Navigation in the winter environment
Avalanche awareness, interpretation and avoidance
Weather forecasts and interpretation
Hazardous conditions and emergency procedures
Emergency snow shelters
Decision-making on and off the hill