/ winter skills
I did a two days winter skills course through Steven Fallon,last weekend.It was ibased in the Lochaber area.First day we went on Anoach mor and was taught the basics, then on the second day we put the skills to use by doing the CMD arÍte on to Ben Nevis. Really enjoyed the two days, well worth the money and would highly recommend doing a course.
I did a week's mountaineering course with Mike from Mountain and Sea Guides. A really top guy with 40 years experience and a range of courses. He is also based in Torridon so the place is really uncrowded. I seem to recall we saw no one the entire week on the mountain.
Plus I think you'll see a picture of me (the mountain banana) on his technical mountaineering course page :)
Can't recommend the guy highly enough. Plus his courses are very good value.
I'd recommend Lakeland Ascents, I've been climbing with the owner for about 4 years (no money has exchanged hands for this plug ;-) He's a great climbing partner and obviously I trust him with my life. He taught me winter skills when we first started climbing together, he was patient, knowledgable and he's good craic. He usually buys the beer at the pub afterwards as well
In Fort William, The Highland Mountain Company, or The Lake District Walker also run out of Fort William for their winter skills.
A guy called Alec, very helpful, knowledgable, etc
Glenmore Lodge is always a good start - they have all the gear, accommodation, a bar, and you're right on the doorstep of the Cairngorms.
There are plenty of other guides offer courses, get in touch with a few and ask away!
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