2 Day Winter Survival & Bushcraft Course


Ability, Knowledge and Confidence are essential when travelling through a winter mountain environment. This two day introduction to winter skills will give you a basic grounding in winter mountaineering and mountain-craft.

Based in and around the Cairngorms, a mecca for winter mountaineering and climbing gives us access to some of the most picturesque scenery in Britain. The Cairngorm National park was recently voted by National Geographic as the top 50 places in the world to visit. The Cairngorm National Park is home to the 2nd (Ben Macdui) to the 6th highest (Cairngorm) of the top 10 highest mountains in Britain .




We have a proven track record when it comes to expeditions both at home and abroad, this can only be maintained by having the overriding safety of ourselves and our clients in mind. For this reason we may decide due to avalanche hazard or weather conditions to visit a different range than usual.

The course starts on the first day in the Northern Corries which contains Coire an t-sneachda (Corrie of the snows) and Coire an Lochain (Corrie of the Lochs) focusing on personal skills and safe winter travel. The second day consists of a hill day and depending on conditions a chance to take in some spectacular peaks.

This is a course suitable for individuals and groups to brush up on skills that will hold you in good stead for future adventures on your own or with us.

The below itinerary forms the basis of the course however there are many more fun & interesting activities throughout the course:

Weather chart interpretation
Map,compass and navigational techniques specific to winter mountaineering
Specialist equipment coaching (ice axe and crampons)
Security on steep ground
Avalanche pit construction and avalanche awareness
Emergency shelter construction

Please note: This course is ran by our partner company BCS

Kit List

Start & Finish Times

Start & Finish Times

This course starts at 0930hrs and typically finishes around 1630hrs.

If you need to arrive late or finish early, please make us aware in advance so that the instructors are aware of your movements.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

You should bring enough hill food for two days on the hill. This should be a mix of foods but with a high level of Carbohydrates and Sugars. Remember you will be burning twice as much as usual.

Location & How to find us

Location & How to find us

Alvie Estate, Kincraig, Kingussie, PH21 1NE

Please note that we cannot accept liability for the loss/theft/damage of any personal belongings including vehicles whilst parked on our site.

Safety & Insurance

Safety & Insurance

All activities in the outdoors come with inherent risks, some of which unavoidable. All of our courses begin with a full orientation and safety brief and all participants will be asked for a positive response before beginning the course.

All our events fully risk assessed (can be obtained upon request by email) and are covered by public liability insurance up to £10m. All of our instructors are highly trained professionals and each have a minimum of DBS certificate and are all first aid qualified.

If you have any questions regarding the safety over any aspect of any courses, please get in touch.

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