This two-day winter course is for those with a good sense of adventure who wish to explore the wilder areas of the Cairngorms. A good level of fitness is required.
Camping out in Winter throws up many challenges and is a far more serious undertaking than backpacking in the Summer months. We aim to travel on a ‘mini expedition’ and have a one-night camp before heading back the following day. Weather and snow conditions will have a major influence on our route and camp site on this trip.
Some of the key skills and challenges for this two-day trip will be:
- Heavier pack size under snowy conditions
- What to take – what to leave behind!
- keeping warm and dry
- route choice
- Camp site, high or low
This two-day winter walk will also give us ample opportunity to run through some of the many winter skills required including:
- Axe and crampon technique
- Avalanche awareness
- Emergency snow shelters
This is a demanding two days in the mountains and requires good fitness, previous Summer backpacking experience and some previous Winter walking experience.
Venue: Northern Cairngorms
Dates: On demand
- 1 person: £380
- 2 people: £450
- 3 people: £500
- 4 people (max) £600
N.B Equipment: You must provide you own camping equipment or hire.