Winter Skills 2020

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Date: Friday 31 January 2020

Time: 5pm - 11:59pm

Location: Cairngorms

Winter Skills 2020

Short Description

Our annual Winter Skills training trip.


Further Information

Our annual Winter Skills Trip to the Cairngorms! One of the most popular and exciting trips of the year, we hire out very knowledgeable winter guides from Talisman Mountaineering for two days, before putting our new skills to the test for one day before heading back to Nottingham.

Sign ups:

  • Where? Mooch on University Park Campus
  • When? 1930 Thursday 28th November

Trip Details:

  • Where? Cairngorm National Park, Scotland
  • When? 31st January to 3th February 2020

Course Deatils:

Winter Skills = £165 (15 spaces)

The essential introduction to winter mountain skills, including: effective use of crampons and an ice axe, and general awareness of the winter environment including avalanche awareness. This course requires some summer hillwalking/mountaineering experience, and a reasonable level of fitness.

Winter Mountaineering = £175 (4 spaces)

Advancing your understanding and technical skills in the winter mountains to enjoying the steeper peaks and gullies in winter conditions. This course requires previous winter skills experience, with a well grounded understanding of winter mountain equipment and basic rope work skills, in addition to a high level of physical fitness.

Further details about the courses can be found on the guides website:

The trip fee includes: the subsidised course cost, three nights accommodation in a well equipped bunkhouse, all travel and transport over the weekend, and two evening meals. We will spend the three nights at Glenbeg Bunkhouse, a cosy, converted farmhouse situated in the north of the Cairngorm National Park. 

Like all of our trips, Mountaineering Club Membership is required to come on the Winter Skills trip.

Due to the popularity and the limited number of spaces on this course, we will be taking the details of everyone who is interested at the sign ups and then the committee will allocate spaces by picking names out of a hat.

Once names have been pulled out of the hat, members who have been allocated a space will be contacted. These people will then have 24 hours to pay a £50 deposit (details of how will be provided), and if this is not done we will unfountnatley have to give your space to a resereve. The full trip fee balance will need to be paid by the end of December, extact date tbc.