Tel: +44 1520 744 394
Duration 3 days ~ For three days and two nights this trip allows the best environment for safety skills training and an incredible experience too.
£310pp You need to be self sufficient as regards cooking and meal provision throughout or choose the fully catered option below.
-Qualified, local guiding and instruction
-All local transport throughout
-Free pick up/drop off at local rail station (Aviemore)
-Free pick up/drop off at Inverness airport
-All specialist equipment: No hidden hire costs
-FREE accommodation - shovel supplied to create your snowhole!!
- Everything shown above plus all expedition meals and provisions
"A spectacular trip through an inhospitable, Arctic landscape. We encountered a full range of mountain weather from blizzard conditions and total whiteout to brilliant sunshine and fantastic views. I didn't expect to be coming back from the hills with a suntan! The hospitality and friendliness shown to me by everyone has made this trip truly memorable." Dave King
Why descend every night just to waste time getting all the way back up to the plateau the next day? Stay high and eat, sleep and live as an expedition mountaineer for three days. Discover the confidence that constructing your own shelter in a harsh climate gives you and the satisfaction and warmth of having a wee dram in your sleeping bag, by candle light.
A traverse of the Cairngorm Plateau summits and corries will allow us the best mountain craft training environment possible. The allure of the highest, wildest, sub-arctic plateau in Britain is the main attraction and the icing on the cake is a chance to learn night navigation, avalanche awareness, emergency shelters, ice axe and crampon training throughout the trip in this raw wilderness. We’ll cover basic ropework and snow anchors to improve your security on steep ground. Two nights will be in a snowhole which we’ll spend time digging out into a luxurious palace! If you want to improve your winter mountain safety skills then this is quite simply the best way to do it.
It doesn't matter whether you are new to the winter mountain environment, or have a few winter seasons under your belt, as everyone is able to learn new skills, hone rusty ones or simply find out if their safety levels are up to scratch. The standard of training, over the three days, is that of the winter mountain leader syllabus, although aimed at independant mountain enthusiasts not wanting the hassle of registering and becoming part of the formal training and assessment network. As such this is not a certificated course and is aimed at improving personal safety on the mountains as well as being a great guided experience.
Monday morning meet at 9am Aviemore at rail station entrance
Monday to Wednesday mountain days
Wednesday finish and depart Aviemore late afternoon.
Anyone with good summer hill walking experience wishing to learn core safety skills for winter walking/mountaineering.
Note: other dates may be available with demand. Email first, before booking, to check space as above dates may already be full.
We know how expensive it is for family groups to share a holiday together so, if you are a family of 4 or more, we give you a 10% reduction on the prices shown here. And we never increase pricing during school holiday periods.
If you don't want to join an open trip with other people, or have a family/friends group of your own, then private instruction and guiding will meet your goals. Pricing is per person and will depend upon activity, distance travelled, peak or low season. We can email you a quote. Simply let us know where, when, what and for how many people.
Add an airport pick up or return from Inverness — 2 hours from Applecross, £35 each way.
Add transfers to/from our nearest rail station (Strathcarron on the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh line) + £18 each way.
Please email to arrange transfers after booking and place a note in the booking form detailing your requirements.