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Fort William Hill Festival Workshops

Our preferred Winter Mountaineering Workshops is going to be running once again for Mountain Festival in February 2017. This is an original opportunity for you to definitely experience the adventure and satisfaction of Scottish Winter Mountaineering. Join full day Winter hiking Skills and Avalanche Awareness Workshops then place your new skills into training with a Ben Nevis Guided go.

Each workshop starts at 8.45am at Nevis number for which you satisfy your trainer in addition to remaining team. We take the gondola to 650m therefore we have been about the snow and ice very quickly utilizing the minimal walking time. We finish for the last gondola back the mountain at about 4.30pm therefore we obtain a good seven hours of mentoring. A satisfying beverage inside club of Snowgoose Restaurant is an excellent method to review your day!

The Ben Nevis Guided Walk starts at The Ben Nevis Inn, Achintee at 8.30am. It will require 4 to 5 hours to achieve the summit and 2 to 3 hours to descend once more therefore we'll be back down by around 5pm. The Ben Nevis Inn is a superb location for a debrief at the end of the afternoon!

Trying to press your wintertime climbing quality? For the first time this current year we are operating a two day Efficiency Winter Climbing Workshop. Secured when you look at the proper care of one of our guides it's your possiblity to see where you've already been going wrong and lastly climb up that more difficult level.

  • Thursday 16th February - Winter Walking Techniques Workshop
  • Friday 17th February - Avalanche Awareness Workshop
  • Saturday eighteenth February - Winter hiking Skills & Avalanche Awareness Workshops
  • Sunday nineteenth February - Ben Nevis Guided ​Walk
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The prices below feature training in addition to utilization of the Nevis Range gondola. You will need to supply your gear which is often hired from Cotswold exterior in Fort William (£12.50 for some winter months boots, crampons and walking axe), and personal accident insurance which you can get by joining the MCofS.

Winter Hiking Skills Workshops

£60 per person
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Directed at winter months novices and covering standard action abilities, ice axe and crampon use, self arrest and course choice. If you have some summer time walking knowledge and would like to discover what is taking part in cold temperatures hiking this is the one obtainable.

Avalanche Awareness Workshops

£60 per person
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If you have some cold weather experience who would like a more in-depth familiarity with avalanches and how in order to prevent all of them. A quick principle session is accompanied by the full day's snowfall analysis all-over Aonach Mor.

Ben Nevis Guided Go

£60 per individual
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Your opportunity to achieve the best part of the united kingdom completely wintertime circumstances with the expert guidance and proper care of a Winter Mountain chief. The course taken could be the Pony Track from Glen Nevis which does not involve any high surface nevertheless the utilization of crampons and an ice axe will probably be required. If they're new to you, come-on a Winter hiking Skills Workshop to be totally ready.

Frustrated at class IV? afraid of grade V? Secretly searching for quality VI? geared towards those who curently have wintertime climbing knowledge, it's your possiblity to get expert coaching and push your quality to the next level.



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