PJ Mountains is currently running Winter Skills courses in the Scottish Highlands. Courses can be designed to suit your requirements. Are you a keen summer walker or climber wanting to learn how to stay safe in the winter environment?
Depending on length or course, essential skills that will be taught would be, use of crampons and axe to walk, self arrest (ice axe arrest), avalanche awareness and of course winter navigation.
The Cairngorms are currently in great condition, with lots of snow down to 400m, some of it soft and suspect but most of it very icy neve.
Private courses can run as 1, 2 or 5 day courses for up to 6 people per instructor. Prices can be found at www.pjmountains.co.uk.