Scotland Winter Skills Weekend

Scotland Winter Skills Weekend
Moderate Moderate
100 - 1500m
4 Days

Trip Overview

This 3-day winter skills course in Scotland is a challenging yet rewarding weekend and a fantastic introduction into the winter mountaineering skills needed on Island Peak, Mera Peak or even Mt Toubkal in Winter conditions. The Scottish winter can be very changeable but this makes for some awesome winter conditions. The location may change based on where the best winter mountaineering conditions are at that time. You will be based in the little town of Aviemore based in the scenic Cairngorme National Park in the Scottish Highlands.

The 3-day winter adventure will include:

• Route planning, avalanche awareness and use of weather and other resources.
• Personal movement skills on snow including the use of crampons and ice axe.
• Emergency procedures and equipment
• Route choice and winter navigation
• Personal development in the winter environment.

*If you want to get specific high altitude advice then the EverTrek training weekends in the Brecon Beacons may be the one for you*.

What's Included?
  • Professional, experienced mountain guides
  • All group safety equipment included
  • All hire of crampons, ice axes and helmets included
  • Shared accommodation for 3 nights in local bunkhouse or similar
  • 3 Full day activities and instruction
  • Help & Advice on all aspects of your trek
What's Not Included?
  • Breakfast, packed lunch or evening meals
  • Personal winter boots (B2 Winter Boots required)
  • Winter Trekking Clothes
  • Transport to and from starting points


You will meet up with your mountain guide and the rest of the other EverTrekkers for an evening meal before we finish with a briefing and kit check before the first proper day starts early tomorrow morning.

Today is your first day in the Scottish mountains with the EverTrek guiding team. You will learn about the core aspects of winter mountaineering whilst on a trekking route in the mountains, getting onto your Crampons and using an Ice Axe. The route will be dependent on the weather and snow conditions(Fingers Crossed) but will be a full winter mountain day.

An evening spent at the accommodation refuelling and hydrating for another long day tomorrow.

Today is another full day expanding on the mountain and winter skills you learned yesterday but you will also be introduced to winter navigation. If conditions are right, get yourself ready to take on some steeper and more challenging terrain.

An evening spent at the accommodation whilst grabbing a bite to eat and a well-earned pint I'm sure.

The final half-day of hiking you will be looking at emergency situations, avalanche awareness and going over some of the key skills you would have covered over the last few days.

We normally finish on the hills early afternoon in the mountain ski cafe for a de-brief with some cake then drop everyone back at Aviemore by 4pm.

A great long weekend of winter trekking in one of the most beautiful mountain areas of the UK

Dates & Prices

December 12 2024 - December 15 2024



£50 / 5 Months

5 Available Spaces


Gina Felipe

Amazing weekend trek! EverTrek and the guides were amazing! Really went out of their way so we all had a gr ...
Amazing weekend trek! EverTrek and the guides were amazing! Really went out of their way so we all had a great time, with good tips and advice for future adventures! Wish I could give 10 stars!!!