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The 2014/15 winter season in Scotland has started now with plentiful of snow in the hills and good weather conditions. It would be prudent for people wanting to go to the Scottish hills to prepare themselves well for the forthcoming season, to stay safe in the hills.

Unexplored Scotland has offered winter skills courses in the Aviemore area for the last 5 years and is one of the busiest providers for such courses in the area. Part of it is the quality of courses the company provides but also the friendly and relaxed environment all courses are conducted.

Unexplored Scotland provides 2 different courses. One is a weekend excursion which would give people enough confidence, skills and experience to go walking in the Scottish winter hills as part of a group. You have the opportunity to practice ice axe arrests, learn about avalanches and start walking on steeper grounds by using stiff boots, ice axes and crampons.

The five day winter mountaineering course will give you the ability to be a self confident and sufficient mountaineer in the Winter mountains. You will learn winter navigation, how to build emergency shelters and how to use a climbing rope while out winter walking. The last two days are a overnight expedition, where everyone spends a night in a snowhole after building one. With some luck people may even experience a sunset from a mountain top. But what would be an adventure without the risk of blizzard conditions and white outs on summits?

For more information on Winter skills courses in Scotland and other adventures contact Unexplored Scotland.

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