A local leisure trust has launched a brand-new series of mountaineering courses for outdoor enthusiasts.
Adventure Aberdeen, part of award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen, has announced three winter mountaineering courses, catering for people of all ability levels from beginner to advanced.
The courses cover all aspects of hillwalking, mountaineering and rock climbing and will take place throughout the picturesque Scottish Highlands in both the Aviemore and Glenshee areas.
‘Introduction to winter skills’ will allow you to take your first steps into the magical world of winter hill walking and mountaineering, gaining invaluable skills; ‘Get ready for winter navigation’, is perfect as a refresher or to take your basic summer navigation skills to the next level; and the ‘Winter navigation improver’ course is suitable for winter walkers, mountaineers and climbers as well as ski tourers looking to brush up on their skills.
Mike Gifford, Adventure Aberdeen Manager, said:
“This is a really exciting time for us, not only is this something fun and a brilliant way to stay active, but our trained instructors can pass on invaluable skills which are essential when out in diverse weather conditions.
“Whether you are new to hillwalking and want to venture out and learn something new or are brushing up on your skills and are ready for a new challenge, our aim is to get more people physically active while discovering the incredible outdoor offerings we have right on our doorstep.
“We want to teach people the fundamentals of safe navigation, route choice and how to avoid hazards in the winter environment and our courses are aimed at people of all levels, with all bases covered.”
The launch of Adventure Aberdeen’s new series of mountaineering courses coincides with VisitScotland’s inaugural Adventure Tourism Week which runs from 16-20 November and aims to bring together marine, activity, wildlife and adventure operators from across Scotland.
For the full course listings and more information click here.