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Winter Climbing Master Class

2 Day Winter Mountaineering Course

Is It For Me? Course prerequisites.

To get the most out of this course you need a prior winter mountaineering and walking experience and some Ice or mixed climbing experience would be beneficial. Most importantly is being keen to learn and progress.

Image:  Indicator Wall, Ben Nevis by Cubby Images.

Course Content

Plateaued at a grade and seeking to advance to the next level, or just after tips tricks and pointers, our Winter climbing masterclasses could be for you.

These two day courses will help point you in the right direction.

Day 1 is spent looking at technical coaching on steep Ice and dry tooling to help elevate your skills to the next level. This will be run indoors taking advantage of our Indoor Ice Wall and drytooling facilities.

Day 2 time to try out your skills on a route. Choose your route with your Instructor who will discuss the process of making the right route decision based on the prevailing conditions and your strengths and weaknesses.

The programme is fairly flexible taking into account individual needs and aims, weather, etc.


This course will run on two separate dates over the Winter only.  Early booking is advised.


  • 9th and 10th Feb 
  • 9th and 10th March


The cost will be £250 per person please be aware that this course needs a minimum of 2 people to run and is run on a maximum ratio of 1:2.  A minimum of 2 people is required to run this course, if this course fails to reach this number it may be cancelled.

If these dates do not suit or you wish to arrange a private booking all our courses are available as private guiding, please see our private guiding page for rates.


Ready to take your mountaineering skills to the next level?

Complete the form below or call us on: 01855 831 100.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that activities run, occasionally we may need to cancel activities due to dangerous or unsuitable conditions. We will endeavour to give as much notice as is practically possible. Occasionally activities may fail to reach a feasible minimum number. In these circumstances we will ensure you receive at least 7 days notice. In the event of cancellation by us for the above reasons, you will be offered either a full refund or an alternative date for the course.

Booking By Phone:

A deposit of 50% of the course fee is required on booking any course with the balance due 30 day’s prior to the course date. If booking within 30 days the full fee is payable on booking.

Booking Online:

Full payment required at the time of booking.


Teaching, coaching and development

Instruction, Coaching and Development are provided by Ice Factor Ltd.

Our objectives include;

  • To provide training and tuition to the public in relation to mountain sports, including mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, hill walking and other affiliated mountain sports.
  • To foster and develop amongst the public, skills in relation to mountain sports
  • To promote safety and awareness of mountain environments to the public
  • To provide education to the public in relation to mountain sports

Can’t find a date or time to suit? 

Give our friendly team a wee call on 01855 831100 anytime between 9am-6pm as we often have additional availability on site. 

Have a great day. We look forward to hearing from you! 

The Ice Factor Team