Winter Skills Day (Age 16 years plus)

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This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge and skills on the mountains and hills of Scotland in winter. This is a condensed version of the winter skills weekend and suitable for those who have never been winter walking or you wish to upskill their knowledge. Suitable if you have never been winter walking or if you wish to up-skill your knowledge. We shall deliver this course by taking advantage of the best weather and most suitable venues that Scotland has to offer.

This is a very practical day with the emphasis on giving you the skills, knowledge and strategies to enable you to plan and enjoy your own adventures. With this focus we aim to do more than just teach you the 'how to' of winter skills, your instructor will continually share their decision making process and give you the tools to travel safely in winter.

Sample literary:
Core winter skills; Planning, forecasts, equipment and clothing, Mountain journey; Decisions, route options, avalanche and safe travel, how to use and Ice axe and crampons, Practice arresting a trip and slide, walking in crampons, navigation
Come along for a day's hill walking with one of our experienced instructors where you will have the chance to climb a Munro. This is an ideal course as an introduction to the winter mountains or as a refresher. This can be combined with the Advance Winter Hill Skills course (WHSA), which will together give a sound base of knowledge for winter walking.

Course Highlights:
* learn how to use crampons and ice axes
* planning a mountain day
* avalanche awareness
* self-arrests
* emergency procedures
* independence in the mountains
* understand the winter environment
* highly qualified & experienced guides
* small group sizes

Course Dates
Saturday 15 January 2022 - 08:00-17:00
Monday 7 February 2022 - 08:00-17:00
Saturday 12 March 2022 - 08:00-17:00
Course Duration: One Day Course Cost: £75.00

Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.
Booking Required
Promoted By: Ancrum Outdoor Centre
Monday 7th February 2022 8:00am
Saturday 12th March 2022 8:00am
Ancrum Outdoor Centre
01382 435911
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