Winter Skills

Duration: 2 days Minimum : Maximum numbers - 2 : 6
Cost: £145

In this short course, designed for summer hillwalkers who want to extend their sport into the more demanding winter season, we will cover equipment selection, navigation, use of ice axe and crampons and avalanche awareness.

In addition to the equipment shown in the basic list you will need:

  • Stiff soled boots with well fitting crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Windproof gloves / mitts
  • Spare warm clothing and extra food
  • Gaiters
  • Head torch and spare battery
  • We may be able to supply ice axes and crampons (depending on the size of the group) - check when you phone to book. There will be a small charge for hire and fitting.

    It would be possible for us to meet groups at a more central mainland location, eg Cairngorm, Glencoe or Aonach Mor, perhaps for a weekend but this would involve the payment of your guide's travel and accommodation costs.

    Winter Mountaineering

    Duration: 5 days Minimum : Maximum numbers - 2 : 2

    Cost: £310 (on Skye - for day trips to the near mainland there will be a small surcharge to cover fuel and for mainland based courses you will be charged at cost for your guide's travel and accommodation).

    Essentially an extended version of the winter skills course, the extra days allow topics to be covered in more detail and the techniques learned to be put into practice during the ascents of some easier ridges or gullies.

    Equipment required and fitness levels are the same as for the winter skills course.


    Richard McGuire
    4 Matheson Place
    Isle of Skye
    IV51 9JA

    Tel: 01478 613180

    Mob: 07796467886


    Richard 'Paddy' McGuire

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