Winter at its best is truly one of the most magical times of year to be out in, but in the mountains it can also be one of the most challenging. There are many more things you need to consider to stay safe.

Winter walking course - Mammut Mountain School


This one day course is designed to introduce an experienced summer walker to the essential knowledge needed to enjoy winter in safety.

The course is hands on and will include a journey into the mountains with one of our instructors.

Move safely in winter

This course will introduce how to move safely in winter, including the use of ice axe and crampons, winter hazards and suitable route selection needed to avoid them.

It will also cover the unique differences in Navigation, equipment and clothing that are important for winter.

Winter walking course - GLOVES - Mammut Mountain School



  • Duration: 1 day
  • Level: Beginners
  • Location: Scotland
  • Ratio: 1:6


As well as providing all of the highlighted equipment in the kit list, which is yours to test for the duration of the course, you will be looked after by some of the best instructors in the outdoor industry. 

Mammut Mountain School instructors and guides are hand picked for their extensive experience and knowledge in this area. All Mammut Mountain School instructors are highly qualified mountain professionals with a drive to inspire and educate all participants on our courses. Our activities are covered by a £10 million liability insurance, and industry leading safety systems.

Our team will select the most suitable venue for the course, hand picked from our vast experience. We try to remain flexible with our plans until we know what the weather holds in store for us.


All participants must arrange their own transport to and from the course location. Due to the active nature of our courses all participants must have a fitness level appropriate for what we will be doing. If you are unsure please contact the Mammut Mountain School HQ for more information. In regards to the sizing of equipment we provide, please check the Mammut website for a sizing chart. We do not have a weight limit, but if you are concerned, please get in touch.


You will need the following equipment for a full day in the mountains. Mammut Mountain School can provide all items highlighted with a * (e.g – *Walking boots), however if you would prefer to use your own equipment it is no problem at all.

  • *Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • *Mid layer top and trousers (fleece & windstopper)
  • Base layers/underwear
  • *Winter mountaineering boots – crampon compatible
  • Socks
  • *Insulated Jacket
  • Spare warm clothing
  • *Hat & Gloves
  • *Headtorch and spare batteries
  • *Rucksack – 25 litre or more
  • Sun protection cream and sunglasses
  • Personal first aid kit with a pencil and notepaper
  • Food and drink for the duration (1 x lunch, a 1 or 2 litre water bottle/bladder & snacks)
  • *Dry bags for your kit in a range of sizes – One to line your rucksack, and smaller ones for other kit in your rucksack
  • A medium sized ziplock bag for rubbish
  • *Map of the area
  • *Compass
  • Your mobile phone and a waterproof case or bag for it
  • *Climbing Helmet
  • *Climbing harness
  • * Winter mountaineering equipment and rope/s
  • *Crampons
  • *Ice axes

Exclusive availability

This course is currently exclusively availably through a bespoke booking. If you, or a group, wish to book this course, please fill in your details below and we will contact you to discuss further.

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