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Winter Courses

Scottish winter climbing in the Cairngorms

Scottish winter climbing in the Cairngorms



Tollymore Winter Courses are currently based in the Cairngorms Mountains in the highlands of Scotland. This area offers fantastic accessible winter walking, mountaineering and climbing at all levels. Scotland in winter has long been the testing ground for many mountaineers and for good reason. With its harsh winter climate of wind, snow and sub-zero temperatures it tests all your skills in mountaineering from navigation, fitness, judgement and technical climbing skills. Not every day is a battle though. If you are lucky enough you may find yourself in a winter environment with blue skies and stunning views.

Our Scottish Winter Mountaineering and Climbing courses offer a range from intermediate to advanced level for those who want to push things a little further. As always with Tollymore courses we are not just there to guide you along, our main aim is to coach you and develop your own personal skills, to make you a more independent mountaineer.

We find many people imagine winter mountaineering / walking is only for the ‘elite’ super fit brigade. Not the case. Over the years we have found that those who get the most out of our winter courses are reasonably fit hillwalkers who are confident on their feet.

All Tollymore staff working on winter courses are all qualified to work in this environment and bring with them a wealth of personal experience from around the world.


Current situation

As you are probably aware the current advice from the Northern Ireland Executive, Health Promotion Agency NI and Health & Safety Executive NI, as well as our expert group within Sport NI is that we cannot deliver any face to face courses for our customers including use of the Hot Rock Climbing Wall.

We know that you and many others like minded folk are very keen to get back on track with your plans to attend and complete a range of personal skills training and qualifications in a range of disciplines.

Believe us when we say we are equally keen to get outside with you and help you reach your goals and complete that journey.

How do we know? Because every day we get emails and phone calls asking when will courses resume and with every NI Executive mention of easing of restrictions the emails and phone calls are more frequent……