Navigation takes on an extra dimension in winter, when snow, weather and limited daylight hours all add different challenges to finding your way around the mountains in safety. This course is designed to equip you to face up to these challenges with confidence.
THIS IS OUR MOST PHYSICALLY DEMANDING COURSE, candidates MUST be fit enough to spend 8 hours on the hill and ascend up onto the Cairngorm Plateau in the dark in hostile conditions. If you are unsure whether this course is for you, please contact us at email@example.com.
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.
Nine hours of intensive winter navigation training with particular consideration to avoidance of avalanche-prone slopes and cornice features. Techniques will include timing, pacing, walking on bearings, aiming off, boxing away from cornice edges, attack points and much more. We will ‘walk into the dark' and experience the challenges of night navigation.
The courses will be held in the Northern Cairngorms, meeting at the Tiso Store in Aviemore and travelling in our own cars to starting point for our time on the hill.
We work on an instructor to student ratio of 1:6
Is this course suitable for you?
It is VITAL that you come prepared for a full day in the winter mountains - download the list of essential winter kit below.
If you have any questions regarding the suitability of your kit or indeed any other questions about the course please contact us in advance.
(Please note that most of the one day winter skills courses run the day before these dates. You MUST have attended a winter skills course prior to attending the navigation course)
Courses will start at 12 noon and finish between 9 & 10 pm.
The course fee does NOT cover equipment, accommodation or transport.
Pre-booking is essential. Please read the course information and booking and cancellation conditions - by making a booking you are agreeing to these terms.
Our cancellation policy:
If you have any questions please get in touch.