Winter Climbing/Winter Skills Courses

We run winter courses in Scotland from December to April. Do you want to learn how to be self sufficient to go walking in the UK's winter mountains or climb…
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two men standing on the side of a snow covered mountain
Outdoor Courses for Scrambling, Climbing, Kayaking & Mountain Activities
Outdoor Courses for Scrambling, Climbing, Kayaking & Mountain Activities: February 2015
three people standing on top of a snow covered mountain with the sun in the background
Darren , Matt & Alison on the shoulder of Stob Coire An Lochan, Glencoe at about 5pm on Tuesday 10th February 2015. We had just completed a very successful Learning to Lead Winter Climbing Course. This was one of those "magic moments", we had been in cloud for the entire duration of the climb so it was to climb out of it and see a few of the highest peaks sailing on a sea of cloud. Behind the group, the sun sets over Stob Coire Nam Beithe.
a man climbing up the side of a snow covered mountain
Outdoor Courses for Scrambling, Climbing, Kayaking & Mountain Activities
Outdoor Courses for Scrambling, Climbing, Kayaking & Mountain Activities: February 2015. Read all about our winter courses by going to http://www.blog.kendalmountaineeringservices.co.uk/2015/02/winter-climbing-winter-mountaineering.html
three people hiking up the side of a snow covered mountain
Outdoor Courses for Scrambling, Climbing, Kayaking & Mountain Activities
Outdoor Courses for Scrambling, Climbing, Kayaking & Mountain Activities: February 2015. Read all about our winter courses this year by going to http://www.blog.kendalmountaineeringservices.co.uk/2015/02/winter-climbing-winter-mountaineering.html
two people on skis in the snow with one laying down and another standing up
Outdoor Courses for Scrambling, Climbing, Kayaking & Mountain Activities
Darren & Alison practice Ice Axe Braking. Winter Skills, Glen Coe February 2015
the mountains are covered in snow and clouds
The Aonach Eagach viewed from Buachaille Etive Bheag. Taken during one of our Winter Skills Courses. February 2015.
two people standing next to each other on top of a snow covered mountain with ropes
Matt & Alison about to do the first abseil of the day on the Classic Scottish Winter ridge Traverse - the Aonach eagach.
a man standing on top of a snow covered mountain next to a sky filled with clouds
Iain Gallagher, Mountaineering Instructor & Owner of Kendal Mountaineering Services on the summit of Na Gruagaichean,Scotland.
a man walking up the side of a snow covered mountain
Winter Scrambling Skills Training Courses in Scotland. Ledge Route (II) Ben Nevis.
a man climbing up the side of a snow covered mountain
Mark Quinn from High Altitude Ireland on the last day of his 5 day Winter Mountain Skills Training Course in February 2011. Seen here on Invernookie (III'4) Cairngorms, Mark had already done our 2 day Winter Skills Training Course, our 2 day Winter Navigation & Snowholing Course and a Winter Climbing Training day before being guided by Iain on Invernookie. A complete newbie to Winter Mountaineering, he went on to successfully summit Everest that Summer!
two people climbing up the side of a snow covered mountain
Looking down on Benn from the arete. Dorsal Arete, Glen Coe. Bespoke Winter Climbing Training Course, January 2012.
three people standing in the snow with backpacks on their back and one person wearing skis
Sunrise on the second day of a Winter Navigation & Snowholing Course in The Cairngorms taken on Braeriach.
a man standing in the snow next to a backpack
Kelvin packing up after a night in a snowhole on the Cairngorm Plateau during one of our Winter Navigation & Snowholing Courses in The Cairngorms.
two people on skis and one is laying in the snow while another person stands behind them
Winter Skills Training Courses in Scotland. Gary learns to Ice Axe Brake in Coire An T Sneachda. The Cairngorms.
a man climbing up the side of a snow covered mountain
Terrance & Dan climb the second pitch of Thompsons Route (IV'4), Ben Nevis on one of our Guided Winter Climbing Days in Scotland.