Guided Walking the winter Munros

Climbing the Munro’s in winter is a magnificent and challenging experience and is a super way to learn new skills and enjoy Scotland’s winter mountains.

 

Dates and Cost
Dates December to April
Cost per day £165 for 1 person. Plus £20 per additional group member.

 

Important Information 
Included in the Cost Loan of ice axe, crampons and helmet
Maximum Number There will only ever be 4 participants to one instructor to ensure you get the most out of the course.
Duration Minimum 1 day to a recommended maximum of 4 to 5 days.
Where will it be based. Anywhere in Scotland depending on your preference and the conditions.
Pre requisites Summer hill walking experience.

 

More Detail

The Munro’s are the mountains in Scotland over 3,000 ft (914.4 m). Munros are named after Sir Hugh Munro (1856–1919), who produced the first list of such hills. Today there are 282 mountains listed in the Munro Tables. The most popular Munro ascended is Ben Nevis but there are so many other quieter classics to be explored. Buchaille Etive Mor, Bidean Nan Bian, Schiehallion, Ben Lawers, Ben Lomand,The Saddle and Beinn Alligin , to mention a few. Climbing these safely under winter conditions is very much an exhilarating mountaineering experience that should not be underestimated.

At the start each day we will spend some time discussing the weather forecast, avalanche conditions and appropriate route choice. Having made our decision of which Munro(s) to climb we will set out and continually monitor and discuss the decisions being made to reach our objectives. Winter Navigation and appropriate route choice are so important and you will have a chance to learn or brush up on your navigating skills throughout the day. For safety reasons a rope may be used on sections of a route. This will give you a chance to learn some simple techniques to make sure we safeguard everyone in the group. Don’t worry if you have never used a rope or the thought of it scares you. Everything will be explained on the day.

With short days and tough conditions you must expect an early start and to be on the mountain for at least six hours. No way is climbing the Munros in winter an easy option but instead is immensely challenging and rewarding.

 

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