Tel: 07976 016039
Winter Mountaineering

Winter Mountaineering

Our Winter Mountaineering courses take place in the Fort William area of the Scottish Highlands. Are you a keen hill walker who wants to take things a stage further and tackle the more adventurous routes in the mountains? Would you like to develop the skills needed to ascend a steeper snow slope or rocky ridge, perhaps requiring some rope work? Our experienced instructors can guide you through the skills needed to develop your judgement and confidence in these conditions. Course duration: 5 days


Below is a list of aspects that are usually covered. Route choice and activities may vary according to your requirements and also weather and snow conditions. The programme for each day will not be decided until the morning, as up to date weather conditions reports are so important. You will be involved in this decision making process as it is an important part of becoming a winter mountaineer.

• Ice axe and crampon technique
• Ice axe arresting
• Avalanche awareness
• Winter navigation
• Basic rope work and snow anchors
• Snow shelters/ emergencies
• Route Planning
• Equipment choice
• Terrain .e.g ridges, gullies, cornices.


Feel free to contact us to discuss your preferred dates.


A good level of fitness, summer hill-walking experience and some experience using an ice axe and crampons would beneficial.



If you would prefer the flexibility of booking a private course daily rates per person are as follows:

1 person: £160/day
2 people: £85/day
3 people +: £60/day

Please contact Freedom Outdoors for more information on our Winter Mountaineering, or to discuss your requirements and make a booking.

BOOKING ENQUIRY or call 07976 016039

Winter Mountaineering enquiry

Other Winter Mountain courses:

» Winter Guided Mountain Walking

» Winter Skills Course, North Wales or Scotland

Other Courses

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