Is It For Me? Course Prerequisites:
Develop the knowledge and skills to operate safely and independently in the hills in winter. The Ice Factor operates in classic west of Scotland mountainous terrain such as Glencoe and Nevis range. Perfect for those summer climbers and hill walkers wanting to get started on the journey to winter mountaineering.
To get the most out of the course 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 is arduous so a good level of fitness will allow you to cope with what at times can be harsh and physically demanding conditions.
Throughout this course the Ice Factors experienced instructors will introduce you to a range of core skills such as Ice Axe arrest and self belaying and avalanche awareness. such that will enable you to enjoy and move about the UK’s mountains in winter conditions competently and confidently.
This course runs with a instructor/client ratio of no more than 1:6. Your instructor will speak to you prior to the course to discuss everyones’ aspirations and abilities to allow him to plan the programme around this.