On the weekend of 28th February to 2nd March, Trek & Mountain will be running its second annual Scottish Winter Weekend event, in association with Rab, Lowe Alpine and Polartec – and YOU are invited!
The weekend combines winter mountaineering instruction provided by Peak Mountaineering during the day and social activities in the evenings, and our base for the weekend is the Inchree Inn, a comfortable pub/restaurant with a variety of accommodation within easy striking distance of Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. Participants can choose a course to suit their skill/experience level and everyone who books onto the weekend will receive complementary kit from sponsors Rab and Lowe Alpine.
We have three different courses running during the weekend – Winter Skills, Winter Mountaineering and Winter Climbing. For those new to winter mountaineering, our Winter Skills course is the perfect place to start as you’ll learn all the basics including how to walk in crampons, how to use your ice axe and how to self-arrest. Those who already have some winter experience, Winter Mountaineering is the next step up, and during this course you will learn how to make snow anchors, move together with your climbing partner and how to analyse the snowpack. Finally, we have our most advanced course, Winter Climbing, which builds on the skills covered in Winter Mountaineering but takes on some classic Scottish winter routes that contain pitched sections. All courses are led by the instructors from Peak Mountaineering, and you can find more detailed information on the Peak Mountaineering website – just click the links above.
Everyone who books onto the Winter Weekened will receive the following gear from our sponsors, Rab and Lowe Alpine: Rab Neo Guide Jacket – top quality waterproof/breathable mountain shell using Polartec Neoshell; Rab Strata Hoodie – hooded midlayer using Polartec Alpha breathable insulation; Lowe Alpine Peak Attack – classic alpine mountaineering pack with 35:45l capacity; Rab Logo Beanie – high quality beanie sporting the Rab logo.
The prices for the courses are as follows: Winter Skills £285 per person; Winter Mountaineering £385; Winter Climbing £385. Accommodation at the Inchree Inn is extra, and can be booked at the same time as the course for £20 per person per night. We suggest arriving Friday evening and staying three nights, though of course you can stay for longer and may need to stay Monday night to allow travel home.
HOW TO BOOK
Places on the Scottish Winter Weekend are limited so please get in touch with us as soon as possible to reserve your place. You can do that by calling Peak Mountaineering on 01433 620283 or by emailing them at [email protected]