Mountaineering Scotland offers members the opportunity of either a weekend course or a series of one day courses. All our winter skills courses are currently based at Mill Cottage, Feshiebridge or from the SYHA in Aviemore, and are aimed at Mountaineering Scotland members who enjoy the Scottish hills in winter and wish to improve their competency and skill levels.
Our winter skills courses cover the essential skills of walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self- arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more. It will not involve any use of a rope. The staffing ratio is 1:6. All our courses are staffed with highly experienced mountain instructors who hold their MIC/Winter Mountain Leader
If you have any questions regarding the content of our winter skills courses, please contact Heather on 01479 861241.
Winter Skills weekend courses based at Mill Cottage in Glen Feshie
Sat 6th & Sun 7th Jan 2018 FULLY BOOKED
Sat 27th & Sun 28th Jan 2018 FULLY BOOKED
Sat 10th & Sun 11th Feb 2018 FULLY BOOKED
One-day winter skills courses based in the Northern Cairngorms meeting at the SYHA in Aviemore
Tue 9th Jan 2018 FULLY BOOKED
Tue 16th Jan 2018 FULLY BOOKED
Tue 23rd Jan 2018 FULLY BOOKED
Tue 30th Jan 2018 FULLY BOOKED
You may wish to combine your one-day winter skills course with our winter navigation courses which run every Wednesday following the winter skills days.
The cost of the course includes: Two days instruction and self-catering accommodation on Friday and Saturday nights at Mill Cottage. Participants need to supply all their own kit for the course - a kit list will be provided.
The cost of the one day winter skills courses includes instruction & refreshments at the start and end of the day. Participants need to supply all their own kit for the course - a kit list will be provided.
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.