Introduction to Ice and Mixed Climbing

introiceThis course is intended to introduce people to the world of winter climbing, the focus being on intermediate snow and ice gullies and mixed routes where 2 axes are required.  Some rock climbing experience will be useful but not essential however some basic winter experience is recommended in order to get the most from the course.  We run the majority of our winter courses in Scotland, in either the Fortwilliam or Aviemore areas, but when winter conditions are good in the Lake District then we are really keen to get out on the brilliant routes on offer here.  The Lakes can often be more easily accessible for people coming from the south of the country and wanting to just spend a weekend away and courses can be booked last minute based on good conditions or the focus shifted onto rock climbing if there is a lack of good snow and ice conditions.  see Blog for winter condition updates.

If you like the idea of covering more ground with less intensive instruction then perhaps a more guided approach is what you are looking for?  Follow the link for more detail – Guided day or Instruction – what’s best for you?

All technical equipment can be supplied at no extra charge.

1:1 – £180
1:2 – £210

Note – We only run Ice and Mixed climbing courses at a 1:2 instructor client ratio max.  We can supply additional instructors for larger groups wanting Ice and Mixed climbing.

Video : Ben Nevis – “The Curtain” Ice Climb

Mark Rock Climbing Course

‘Having spend three days in the mountains with Paddy I’ve got to say he’s the best guide I’ve ever worked with. Everything was pitched perfectly for my individual level - the choice of climbs, the balance between learning and mileage on the crag, all suited my level of experience. In three days I went from never having climbed trad to leading VD, seconding HVS+ and ticking off a classic mountain route, all thanks to Paddy’s professionalism and enthusiasm. Can’t wait to get out there again!’