UK winter mountaineering Courses 

Wild Path winter courses are introductory courses designed for those looking to take the step from summer to winter in the mountains. Our courses deliver the skills that prepare clients to be independent and safe mountaineers. 

Our winter courses are ideal for those who are training for Alpine courses and also expeditions to the greater ranges. We are able to tailor courses to your needs and also your dates. 


Intro Winter skills 

This introductory course aims to cover the essential skills for travel in the winter mountains. Covering the core skills, ideally spread over two days, it is a comprehensive course designed to give you the best start in independent winter mountaineering. We cover:

- Ice axe arrest 

- Crampon movement technique 

- Navigation 

- Avalanche awareness 

- Route choice 

- Weather 

- Emergency Procedures 

Winter navigation

These are either independent day courses or weekend courses and they aim to coach skills in winter mountain navigation. We will also cover planning a winter day as well as having a quick refresh of winter skills.

- core winter skills refresh 

- Route choice 

- Map and compass skills 

- GPS and latest technology 

Winter Munros

For those looking to simply get out and enjoy the winter mountains, Wild Path will take you on a guided journey.

We will provide the equipment and sufficient skills to allow you to climb some of the UK's most spectacular tops. 

Wild Path are able to combine your experience and ability to deliver a safe and enjoyable mountain day or weekend


This is ideal for those making the move into winter and getting a taste for it. 

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Course Details 


All of our winter courses are tailor-made and run from 1 day to 5 days. Let us know what dates suit you best. Courses are based in the Aviemore area, on the doorstep of the Cairngorms. 


All mountain courses require a good level of fitness for big days in the mountains. 


We email out a specific kit list for the course upon receipt of a booking form. We have ice axes, crampons and helmets available for hire at £5 per item per day. 

Pricing: As courses are tailor-made just hit "join us" under the course that interests you and make an enquiry to find out more.  Our day rate for winter skills is £210 per day for the first person and £20 per head thereafter, to a maximum group size of 8 clients to 1 instructor. We offer a reduced rate for NHS workers, Armed Forces personnel and students.