Winter Mountaineering.

The mountains in Scotland and Ireland in Winter conditions present to the recreational mountaineer/winter climber the most outstanding places to be on the planet. Although our mountains are only of a modest altitude on a global scale they are subject to a very specific series of climatic conditions known as the freeze thaw cycle.  This cycle alters the underfoot snow pack conditions to produce the finest winter climb medium known as consolidated Neve.

 The addition skill set required to travel safely under winter conditions in the mountains of Ireland and the UK are extensive and an entirely different approach to summer walking must be employed to ensure we safely enjoy our mountains at their finest.  

  Winter Mountaineering In Donegal.     Winter Mountaineering in Donegal.     Winter Mountaineering in Donegal.   

        North Face of Slieve Snaght                    Crossing Loch an Mhama                            Ice Climbing in The Poison Glen 

 In Winter we provide an in-depth and unique training program teaching the essential skills required to safely travel in the UK and Irish mountains under winter conditions. The core elements covered in every training program are winter navigation techniques, snow pack analysis, winter movement skills involving the use of ice axe & crampons, safe steep winter ground travel and many more specialised winter techniques. We combine these core techniques with 26 years experience of winter mountaineering in Scotland and Ireland to provide you with a full and complete training package to allow you to travel safely and confidently over the winter mountains in your future adventures. 

 This winter training program is primarily aimed at experienced summer walkers who wish to gain the necessary winter skills to venture safely and explore the mountains of Scotland and Ireland whilst they are at their finest.

   Scotland's Winter Mountains     Donegal's Winter Mountains     Scotland's Winter Mountains.   

             Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis.                                    Glenveagh, Donegal.                    North East Buttress, Ben Nevis. 

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