Scotland Winter mountaineering skills course - Glencoe & Ben Nevis
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Scotland Winter mountaineering skills course - Glencoe & Ben Nevis

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17 to 22 February 2019

Some say that the Himalaya is good training for a Scottish winter.

Join Entabeni in February 2019 for an introduction into winter skills

in the area known as the home of Scottish mountaineering. Starting

on Stob Coire nan Lochan and, weather dependent, ending on Ben

Nevis, the highest point of the British Isles; this course provides the

fundamentals to safely move through technical ground in winter

mountainous environments. Aligned to the South African MDT

Mountain Leader syllabus, participants will gain many of the skills

and most of the logbook days required for the attainment of

Mountain Leader

Programme Outline

The valley (glen) of Glencoe is iconic in winter mountaineering. The mountains are reasonably accessible and almost always in peak condition in February, so good winter climbing is almost guaranteed. Participants will be collected in Glasgow (train station or airport) and driven to Fort William. The next morning, we will head into Broad Gully on Stob Coire nan Lochan, for an introductory day covering the basics, including avalanche awareness and self-arrest. There is an option of a Grade 1 winter climb on Dorsal Arrête on this day. Day 2 – 5 will be based on Glencoe, Ben Nevis (Carn Mor Dearg Arete), Ballachulish, and other Munroes in the area, depending on conditions and avalanche risk on the day. A typical day departs the accommodation at 07:00 to return at about 18:00; both in the dark. Depending on the conditions, we will spend a night in a snow-hole we have constructed. The days are very physical, and a high level of fitness is required. Each participant must provide their own equipment to the appropriate standard and be able to manage themselves in a cold mountain environment.

Details & logistics:

Dates: Collection 17 February, drop-off, 23 February Venue: Fort William, Scotland Costs: ZAR 15 600Included: Transport Glasgow to Glasgow (and to climbs), Accommodation (shared rooms in B & B), breakfast, lunch, supper 17 – 23 Feb

(snacks & trail food not provided), group equipment, training & materials.

Not included:

Drinks & beverages, personal equipment, additional activities, transport to & from Glasgow, flights, travel insurance, visas.


Dates can only be confirmed with a minimum group size of 4.

Contact: Samantha ( or WhatsApp +27 82 301 763
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  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Car / transportation as per itinerary
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • All course activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
Not included
  • Equipment (can be rented) helmet, harness, axes, snow boots
  • Drinks & beverages
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A strenuous walk and difficult maneuvering
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately - except snow and extreme cold conditions
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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