Is It For Me? Course Prerequisites
For the true adventure seeker, every winter Ice Factor instructors provide bespoke snow holing expeditions. It’s the perfect way to spend a winter weekend.
Experience the Scottish mountains at their most remote and beautiful. Based in the West highlands we have access to some of the most breathtaking hills in Scotland. Depending on conditions we may be based in Glencoe, Creag Meagdaih or Ben Nevis itself. Over the course of two days we will endeavour to summit a number of Munros while staying in a snowhole in some of the most remote and beautiful areas of Scotland. Your instructor will even bring a dram in order to help pass the night.
This is a proper expedition so we recommend that you have summer hill walking experience and have a level of fitness that will allow you to undertake two consecutive days on the hill. Winter hill walking and in particular snow holing is arduous so a good level of fitness will allow you to cope with what at times can be harsh and physically demanding conditions and digging the snow hole itself.
The course is designed to introduce you to snow holing and is an amazing way to take you on an expedition through the Scottish Highlands into some of its most remote and interesting areas while developing your core winter skills at the same time. This course is run on a student to instructor ratio of maximum 1:4.
Throughout the coming season we will be running a number of Open courses these will allow you to book on as individuals or a group and join a team of up to 4 people on the course a great way to experience snow holing for the first time.
This course costs £250 per person, (please be aware we require a minimum of 2 people to run this course).