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mashworth1877 18 Aug 2019

Can anyone recommend a good winter skills course, where you can learn to use an ice axe and crampons, and navigate in winter conditions? Thanks!

Mark Eddy 18 Aug 2019
In reply to mashworth1877:

Any of the following. All Lakes based but operate in Scotland during the winter

http://www.mountaincircles.com

https://www.lakelandascents.co.uk

https://www.lakesoutdoorexperience.co.uk

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tjdodd 18 Aug 2019
In reply to mashworth1877:

All of the big suppliers do good courses:

Plas Y Brenin - https://www.pyb.co.uk/

Glenmore Lodge - https://www.glenmorelodge.org.uk/

Jagged Globe - https://www.jagged-globe.co.uk/

Many others as well.

Or go private guiding with a British Mountain Guide - https://www.bmg.org.uk/activities/.  The latter will allow you to tailor what you want and get really focused tuition.  Probably just as good value for money as well if there are a couple of you.

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teh_mark 18 Aug 2019
In reply to mashworth1877:

If you're under the age of thirty, your first port of call should be to try to secure a place on a winter Conville Course.

Doc Oc 19 Aug 2019
In reply to mashworth1877:

I used Cairngorms Adventure Guides last year and can recommend them.

Si Withington 19 Aug 2019
In reply to mashworth1877

I’ve literally just put our course dates on the site for 19/20. Take a look https://www.highlandascents.co.uk/courses-and-training/winter-skills-winter-summits/

Si

Ron Walker 20 Aug 2019
In reply to mashworth1877:

Talisman Mountaineering based in Aviemore in the Cairngorms have been running winter skills courses since the early nineties, so plenty of experience and reliable conditions! See https://www.talisman-activities.co.uk/scottish-winter-skills

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