This two-day course is aimed at members of snowsports touring clubs affiliated to Mountaineering Scotland, and who either aspire to, or are already taking the lead role on club trips.
This course is suitable for snowsports tourers who have a good level of hill and ski fitness and who are confident on moderate slopes off-piste. Moderate slopes would equate to a red run and the course will involve skinning up onto the Cairngorm Plateau. (a minimum ascent of 600m)
Our most demanding courses. A very high level of fitness is required over many hours. Rough terrain and hostile conditions will be encountered. Max distance 15km, max ascent 1000m per day.
The two-day course will run on a maximum of 1:6 ratio and, weather and conditions permitting, will cover the following aspects of snow sports touring:
Students are required to supply all their own kit appropriate for a ski tour in the northern Cairngorms. The course is open to all off-piste modes of travel. Please initially email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss suitability of your equipment, especially if you would like to join the course and will not be using alpine touring kit.
The course fee includes self catering accommodation at Mill Cottage, Glen Feshie. Friday and Saturday evening.
This two-day weekend course is based in the Northern Cairngorms.
2024 Course dates:
To book onto one of our mountain safety courses, you need to be a member of Mountaineering Scotland. Thanks to your membership, we can subsidise the costs of our courses and offer you cheaper course prices than most commercial providers.
Please take a look at our useful course information for booking and cancellation conditions.