Winter Climbing - go steeper


Technical climbing in the winter with all the challenges that involves! It need not be super steep and scary, perhaps simply a progression from mountaineering terrain onto graded winter routes. Steep and scary is avialable for those that wish! For the more experienced I can deliver development training and coaching for efficiency and performance.



Am I ready?

Previous experience of winter walking and some summer rock climbing, even if very simple, are really important for this..

Course content



Review of winter essentials


Equipment for winter climbers


Planning, the use of guidebooks and other references


Route choice and contingencies


Movement technique and the use of two ice axes


Belays, protection and ropework


Dynamic risk assessing


Retreat and escape