The Scottish Highlands in winter can be wild and intimidating, but they can also be awe-inspiring and beautiful. With the right skills and knowledge, you can make these mountains your playground throughout the winter months.
Our Women's Winter Weekends offer a chance to gain new experiences, new skills and to push yourself physically or mentally, in a safe and supportive environment.
Sat 14th - Sun 15th January 2023
Sat 11th - Sun 12th February 2023
You can join our female instructors along with other like minded ladies for two fun and inspiring days in the Scottish winter mountains. Regardless of your prior experience there is a course for you. Winter Hill Walking Skills will give you core walking skills if you are new to everything wintry, Intro to Winter Climbing is for women who want to learn the ropes for simple winter climbing, and Winter Climbing Progression is for women who already do some climbing who want to push through to grade III and IV climbs.
We want to create a fun and supportive environment where women of all abilities can learn skills, make friends and go away feeling inspired, motivated and with the confidence to do more. Perhaps you will be the one introducing your friends and family to the winter mountains in the future!
Adventure sports are typically very male dominated and this can be off putting for some women to get involved, but there is no reason why women can't get out and enjoy the mountains just as much as the guys do.
Last winter we joined forces with Girls on Hills to run our first Women's Winter Festival. After a big Covid shaped spanner was thrown into our plans to launch the event in 2021 it was absolutely fantastic to get the festival going this year, and to have so many keen and capable women join us for the various events.
Over the two days, courses run by Girls on Hills and ourselves will include:
Winter Trail Running
Navigation Skills Refresher - Be Winter Ready
Winter Hill Walking Skills
Intro to Winter Climbing
Winter Climbing Progression
Plus we will have inspirational speakers in the evenings, and time for everyone to come together to share their experiences and learn from each other.
Look out for the Women's Winter Festival - 10th to 12th March 2023
Self reliance is a fundamental principle of mountaineering. By participating we accept this and take responsibility for the decisions we make. These blog posts and conditions reports are intended to help you make good decisions. They do not remove the need for you to make your own judgements when out in the hills.