Mountaineering & Hillwalking

Mountaineering & Hillwalking

Adventure Aberdeen delivers courses covering all aspects of hillwalking, mountaineering and rock climbing throughout the picturesque Scottish Highlands.
mountaineering-banner

Whether you are new to hillwalking and want to venture out and learn new skills or are an experienced and seasoned mountaineer ready for a new challenge, such as the renowned Eagle Ridge at Lochnagar or further afield at the Cuillin ridge on Skye, we’re here to help you achieve and conquer your goals.

Mountaineering Courses

Introduction to winter skills

This course is the first step into the magical world of winter hill walking and mountaineering.

Course objective

The aim is to give you the skills to explore the hills of the UK in the winter safely and with confidence.

What you will learn

You will cover the fundamentals required such as use of ice axe and Crampons, Winter navigation techniques, Avalanche awareness, route choice and equipment choice and much more.

Aviemore Glenshee
Sat/Sun 9-10
January 2021
Sat/Sun 6-7
February 2021
Sat/Sun 23-24
January 2021
Sat/Sun 20-21
February 2021
Sat/Sun 6-7
March 2021
Sat/Sun 20-21
March 2021

Duration: 2 days

Required skills/fitness level:
You will gain most from this course if you have done some summer hill walking and have a good basic level of fitness.

Spaces: 6 (Ratio 1:6)

Price: £160

Book Now

Course information
Meeting Point

Meeting point for Glenshee courses

We will meet at 9:00 at The Bothy Braemar where you can grab a coffee while we go through the plan for the day and ensure you have the correct equipment. We will discuss route choice, avalanche forecasting and weather forecasting and the implications they will all have on our route choice before heading out onto the hill.

Meeting point for Aviemore courses

We will meet at 9:00 at Tiso shop cafe where you can grab a coffee while we go through the plan for the day and ensure you have the correct equipment. We will discuss route choice, avalanche forecasting and weather forecasting and the implications they will all have on our route choice before heading out onto the hill.

 

Over the 2 days on the hill we will look at:

  • Identifying risks and safe travel including basic snowpack checks
  • Safe travel wearing crampons
  • Carrying and using your ice axe safely and effectively
  • Ice axe arrests
  • General navigation in the winter environment
  • Building emergency shelters
  • We will also cover the topic of transceivers and rescue equipment such as snow shovels and avalanche probes.
Equipment

Below is a list of equipment you will be required to bring.

*Should you not have any of the below equipment please get in touch as we can supply some items.

  • Compass and map case
    (Those attending navigation course, maps will be provided)
  • Mountaineering axe, available if required
  • Mountaineering crampons, available if required
  • Head torch
  • Ski goggles
  • 30 – 40ltr rucksack with waterproof liner
  • Lunch, snacks and drinks
  • Thermal flask
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers suitable for winter
  • Stiff mountaineering boots
  • Gaiters are advised
  • Thermal Base layers
  • Trousers, Wind stopper, power stretch, warm trousers /leggings
  • Mid layers, soft shell/ fleece/ synthetic mid layer jacket
  • Spare warm jacket (belay jacket)
  • Hat and spare
  • Waterproof/warm gloves and spares
  • Climbing helmet
  • Snow shovel
    (Not essential, but if you have one bring it along)
  • Walking poles if you use them
Get ready for winter navigation

Whether looking for a refresher or taking your basic summer navigation skills to the next level we will teach you the techniques and skills required to navigate confidently through the mountains in winter while having a great day out on the hill.

Course objective

The aim is to teach you the skills to navigate the hills of the UK in the winter safely and with confidence.

What you will learn

You will cover the fundamentals required such as use of a compass and winter navigation techniques, Avalanche awareness, route choice and equipment choice and much more.

Aviemore Glenshee
Sat 28
November 2020
Sat 16
January 2020
Sun 13
December 2020
Sat 13
February 2020

Duration: 1 day

Required skills/fitness level:
You will gain most from this course if you have done some summer hill walking and have a good basic level of fitness, along with basic map and compass skills. You will also need to have walked in crampons before and be used to carrying an ice axe for support, if needed.

Spaces: 6 (Ratio 1:6)

Price: £80

Book Now

Course information
Meeting Point

Meeting point for Glenshee courses

We will meet at 9:00 at The Bothy Braemar where you can grab a coffee while we go through the plan for the day and ensure you have the correct equipment. We will discuss route choice, avalanche forecasting and weather forecasting and the implications they will all have on our route choice before heading out onto the hill.

Meeting point for Aviemore courses

We will meet at 9:00 at Tiso shop cafe where you can grab a coffee while we go through the plan for the day and ensure you have the correct equipment. We will discuss route choice, avalanche forecasting and weather forecasting and the implications they will all have on our route choice before heading out onto the hill.

 

Over the day on the hill we will look at:

  • Identifying risks and safe travel including basic snowpack checks
  • Safe travel wearing crampons
  • Carrying and using your ice axe safely and effectively
  • Ice axe arrests
  • General navigation in the winter environment
  • Building emergency shelters
  • We will also cover the topic of transceivers and rescue equipment such as snow shovels and avalanche probes.
Equipment
  • Below is a list of equipment you will be required to bring.*Should you not have any of the below equipment please get in touch as we can supply some items.
    • Compass and map case
      (Those attending navigation course, maps will be provided)
    • Mountaineering axe, available if required
    • Mountaineering crampons, available if required
    • Head torch
    • Ski goggles
    • 30 – 40ltr rucksack with waterproof liner
    • Lunch, snacks and drinks
    • Thermal flask
    • Waterproof jacket & trousers suitable for winter
    • Stiff mountaineering boots
    • Gaiters are advised
    • Thermal Base layers
    • Trousers, Wind stopper, power stretch, warm trousers /leggings
    • Mid layers, soft shell/ fleece/ synthetic mid layer jacket
    • Spare warm jacket (belay jacket)
    • Hat and spare
    • Waterproof/warm gloves and spares
    • Climbing helmet
    • Snow shovel
      (Not essential, but if you have one bring it along)
    • Walking poles if you use them
Winter navigation improver

This day is suitable for winter walkers, mountaineers, climbers as well as ski tourers. We will teach you the techniques and skills required to navigate confidently through the mountains in winter and how to avoid the hazards you may be faced with.

Course objective

This course is designed to refresh and build on your skills to give you the confidence to head into the hills safely this winter.

What you will learn

You will learn the advanced techniques of using a compass and winter navigation techniques, avalanche awareness, route choice and equipment choice and much more.

Aviemore Glenshee
Sun 29
November 2020
Sun 17
January 2020
Sat 12
December 2020
Sun 14
February 2020

Duration: 1 day

Required skills/fitness level:
You will gain most from this course if you have done some summer hill walking and have a good basic level of fitness. Participants should have good map and compass skills to build on. You will also need to have walked in crampons before and be used to carrying an ice axe for support.

Spaces: 6 (Ratio 1:6)

Price: £80

Book Now

Course information
Meeting Point

Meeting point for Glenshee courses

We will meet at 9:00 at The Bothy Braemar where you can grab a coffee while we go through the plan for the day and ensure you have the correct equipment. We will discuss route choice, avalanche forecasting and weather forecasting and the implications they will all have on our route choice before heading out onto the hill.

Meeting point for Aviemore courses

We will meet at 9:00 at Tiso shop cafe where you can grab a coffee while we go through the plan for the day and ensure you have the correct equipment. We will discuss route choice, avalanche forecasting and weather forecasting and the implications they will all have on our route choice before heading out onto the hill.

 

During the day on the hill we will look at:

  • Identifying risks and safe travel including basic snowpack checks
  • Safe travel wearing crampons
  • Carrying and using your ice axe safely and effectively
  • Ice axe arrests
  • General navigation in the winter environment
  • Building emergency shelters
  • We will also cover the topic of transceivers and rescue equipment such as snow shovels and avalanche probes.
Equipment
  • Below is a list of equipment you will be required to bring.*Should you not have any of the below equipment please get in touch as we can supply some items.
    • Compass and map case
      (Those attending navigation course, maps will be provided)
    • Mountaineering axe, available if required
    • Mountaineering crampons, available if required
    • Head torch
    • Ski goggles
    • 30 – 40ltr rucksack with waterproof liner
    • Lunch, snacks and drinks
    • Thermal flask
    • Waterproof jacket & trousers suitable for winter
    • Stiff mountaineering boots
    • Gaiters are advised
    • Thermal Base layers
    • Trousers, Wind stopper, power stretch, warm trousers /leggings
    • Mid layers, soft shell/ fleece/ synthetic mid layer jacket
    • Spare warm jacket (belay jacket)
    • Hat and spare
    • Waterproof/warm gloves and spares
    • Climbing helmet
    • Snow shovel
      (Not essential, but if you have one bring it along)
    • Walking poles if you use them

Gallery

Who we work with:

View More