Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Winter Skills Scotland

  • Winter Skills Training Scotland Only 550 euro

    Winter skills training is been run in Scotland during February and March 2008 by Irish Adventures, this winter training will give you a great introduction to the skills one requires to walk safely in winter condition, whether it is in Ireland, Scotland or further a field. These courses are run over a long weekend, course starts on Friday morning and finishes Monday evening after 4 days winter walking on Classic mountains such as Ben Nevis and other mountains around Fort William and Glencoe.
    Accommodation is provided for 5 nights, Thursday evening till Tuesday morning, at a lakeside chalet accommodation very close to Fort William. Irish Adventures offers a complimentary transfer from both of Glasgow airports and can also collect at Train Stations if pre-arranged; this transfer will collect on Thursday Evening and get back to Glasgow on Tuesday Morning for around 11am. With Great cheap flights out of Dublin, Shannon and Cork to Glasgow then booking early will make sure your travel costs are kept to a minimum. There will be regular shuttle runs to Fort William in evenings for those who prefer eating out or for a few drinks (especially on last evening of course).

    What is included in the cost is?

  • Transfer to and from Glasgow
    All transport during the course
    Luxury self-catering accommodation at lake-front Chalets, near Fort William
    Technician equipment, Helmet, Harness, Ice-axe and Crampons
    Experience and qualified instructors
    Four days of instruction and classic winter walking including Ben Nevis

    Walking days are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, so transport to Scotland on Thurs and Tues is best. First day will be ice axe and crampon work and Ben Nevis will be done over the 4 days, no previous winter skills is required, but recommended for reasonable to good level of fitness and hillwalking experience.

    Course Dates
    21st – 26th February
    28th – 4th March
    13th – 18th March (St. Patrick’s weekend)

    Price €550

    This is based on per person sharing twin rooms, single room supplement is available.

    There is limited places available for each course, so book early to avoid any disappointment and if you have any questions about the either the course or dates available then please contact us. or 087-4190318