Ben Nevis winter ascent and winter skills four day weekend – [WKE]
Our very popular Winter Skills Weekend is the perfect quick hit to give you all the skills and confidence you require to travel in the winter mountains. we aim to provide you with experience of using all of the skills required for Ice Axe and Crampon use, Winter Navigation and Avalanche Awareness and Avoidance. We will combine the training of these skills with some great days out on the hill. This weekend will suit anyone looking to take their hillwalking to the next level.
Thursday: fly London to Glasgow, private transfer to our hostel, kit check, and pre-trip brief, weather forecast, avalanche forecast, trip planning.
Friday: we will cover basic winter skills using ice axe and crampons.
Saturday: if the group is capable and the weather allows, we will tackle a winter ascent of Ben Nevis we may be able to traverse the mountain via the classic Carn Mor Dearg Arete.
Sunday: gives us plenty of opportunities to choose a smaller objective to consolidate our skills before flying back to London.
The Kit list is compulsory, not optional.
Open to experienced hikers who are used to long days out in the hills and are well equipped this trip is graded HARD, if you have any doubt or any questions about the kit please contact me 07968585224
Cost: £150 deposit payable on RSVP £225 balance, Total £375
Balance payable by 21st January to GO Venture LTD account No 71133062 sort code 60 22 32
Your money is protected under the travel and package regulations.
Included: Return transport from Glasgow and throughout the weekend, three nights dormitory accommodation, three breakfasts, three lunches, guided hikes and instruction.
Not Included: evening meals, snacks, flights from London
London Luton to Glasgow Flight number EZY63 08:45 Thu 3rd Feb
Glasgow to London Luton Flight numberEZY72 19:20 Sun 6th Feb
There are flights available with budget airlines from all London airports If you choose to travel to and from a different airport you will have to arrive in Glasgow and Leave Glasgow outside of the times of the recommended flights
As with all outdoor events the itinerary is weather dependant, if the weather does not allow an ascent of Ben Nevis we will find an alternative hiking itinerary.
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