Scottish Performance Winter Climbing
  • Scotland
  • 5 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Scottish Performance Winter Climbing

  • Climb
  • Advanced
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You've been on our Scottish Guided Winter Classics course and want to know what's next. Join us on this course to develop your winter climbing experience on some of the longer or more challenging routes and improve your technique still further. Our highly qualified, expert instructors will share their experience and knowledge of climbing, route choice, snow evaluation and conditions to ensure you make the most of what Scotland can offer. Through five days of climbing, you'll hone your skills with plenty of mileage over snow, ice and mixed ground, all the time sharing the adventure and judgement as we find our way. Teaming up in pairs means you'll gain the coaching you need at an appropriate level. We'll aim to break the Grade V barrier and climb some of the best winter routes in Scotland. This course will be delivered from our scenic winter base in Scotland, the Alltshellach hotel in North Ballachulish.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

The aim of this week is to develop your previous experience and enthusiasm for winter climbing. We aim to quickly refresh the basic climbing skills in order to pick up where we left off as soon as possible. Whether it's further coaching, further variety, or simply harder, faster, longer.


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

We'll aim to climb routes such as:

Orion Face Direct (V), Hadrian’s Wall Direct (V), Point Five (V), Smiths Route (V), Observatory Buttress (V), North East Buttress (IV), Ben Nevis Scabbard Chimney (V), Chimney Route (VI) Innuendo (V), Stob Coire nan Lochan, Glencoe West Chimney (V), Stob Coire nam Beith, Glencoe Organ Pipe Wall (V), Beinn Udlaidh

Experience Required

You should have previous experience of winter climbing on grade III and IV routes and a desire to push your experience onto grade V’s.You'll need to be able to undertake five consecutive days in the Scottish Mountains with ascents of approximately 1000m whilst carrying a rucksack weighing about 10-12Kg.

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

We want to help you to achieve your goals so if you're staying with us, comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and home-cooked food are part of the deal, you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Your equipment hire, including snow safety equipment is included, as is in-course transport and parking. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified staff, to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. The address of Plas y Brenin in Scotland is HF Holidays Alltshellach, Onich, Fort William, Inverness-shire PH33 6SA.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

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