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Climbing and mountaineering services from Alan Halewood MIC IML

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To be taken on a specific route? To learn something new? To improve? Or just to have a great day out?

Cairngorm winter condtions
Munros and more,movement skills and self arrest, navigation, emergency procedures, weather, equipment, avalanche awareness... 1:6 Ratio 
Topping out on Golden Oldy on the West Face of Aonach Mor
Ropework, Routefinding, Classics and Hidden Gems 1:2-4 see below
Quartzvein Scoop on Beinn Udhlaidh
Winterise your climbing, Learn to Lead, Ice, Mixed and reading conditions, The 'Head Game' or just Climbing classics 1:2 see below...

1-2 to 3 depending on goals and experience

Winter mountaineering lets us access some of the finest situations in the British Mountains. Many of the summer classics such as: the Aonach Eagach, Curved Ridge and Tower Ridge are just as impressive in winter. But also a host of easier summer scrambles take on an alpine feel in winter from the East Ridge of Carn Dearg Mheadhonach or Golden Oldy to Ledge Route, Sron na Lairig and the East Ridge of Beinn a Chaorainn. Whether you are looking to up your winter movement skills to tackle Grade 1 ground and learn a little rope work or hone your mountaineering skill to tackle larger objectives my local knowledge and season wide feel for conditions could help you get the best out of your winter season.

Waterfall Gully, Ben Nevis
Wetern Rib, west face of Aonach Mor
Winter Climbing

1:2 Instructor to student ratio
£300/day 1:1 or 2

Is it time to winterise your summer climbing? Have you a desire to take up a second tool in winter and get out on steeper ground? A competent winter climber has an understanding of winter weather and conditions, an awareness of how to avoid avalanches, a toolbox of movement skills for snow, rock, turf and ice and ability to protect a climb with skill (and often low cunning)! You can't pick this up in a week but a course could help you on the way towards a great winter career.

Alternatively if you just want to go climbing that would be great too! Green Gully, Quartzvein Scoop, North East Buttress, Deep Cut Chimney (either one of them!), Crowberry Gully, Fingers Ridge, The White Line, Invernookie, Raeburns Route, Tower Ridge, Orion Direct...The conditions dictate but there is such a variety its rare there isn't something good to sink a pick into or hook our way up!

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