Aviemore, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 29, 2013 -- Unexplored Scotland has announced the start of the 2014 season for Winter Skills Courses on 4 January. This year the company has the objective to run a course every weekend from January till early April. This will allow as many people as possible to learn winter mountain craft for upcoming winters.
Participants will have the choice of 2 different courses. A 2 day course will get you a sufficient winter walker in a group for the Scottish Highlands, while a 5 day mountaineering course will make you a self-sufficient mountaineer.
The courses usually takes place in the Cairngorms near Aviemore, where participants get and abundance of snow all winter. They are all designed to learn winter mountain craft, walk on steep ground, and learn how to avoid avalanches and how to use ice axes and crampons. Ice axed, crampons and helmets are provided for free to all participants.
For those who like to learn a little more a 5 day Mountaineering course is available every winter week starting on Saturdays. Those taking part will learn the same skills plus some rope work, micro navigation in winter and will spend a night in a snowhole.
Visit the Winter Skills Course Section of Unexplored Scotland to find out more.
Unexplored Scotland has been founded to offer something different to most outdoor holiday providers. We see the outdoors as our home and like to share the feeling of the love to the outdoors. In recent years we have set up a popular list of sea kayaking, hillwalking and mountain biking trips in Scotland. This ranges from some exiting sea kayaking in and around the magnificent Isle of Skye, to hillwalking in the wildest area of the Scottish Highlands.
Our courses are very relaxed and we are always aiming to fit the course around our clients needs. We hope that we can pass as much of our knowledge and experience on and have every participant of a course feel they learned some useful skills in sea kayaking or navigation. We are also very passionate about the local environment and like to preserve it and protect it the way it is. Isn't there the saying? "Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photos" Find out more about our environmental policies and practices on our Environment page.