Primal have teamed up with Blair Aitken for our latest Ski Touring and Winter Survival skills. Blair is an internationally qualified ski instructor and race coach, and European Mountain Security qualified off piste ski-touring guide. Blair is an experienced ski-mountaineer and former alpine national champion who has been backcountry skiing in Scotland for over 20 years.
Pre-requisites: You will need to be confident getting down a red run and have a decent level of fitness. Both the ascent and descent will be in non-avalanche terrain (less than 30 degrees) but the snow conditions may be variable. You should be happy to ski in unpredictable and changeable snow, although tactics to help tackle this will be covered on the course.
Venue: Glenshee, Ben Lawers, Nevis Range, Glencoe, Cairngorm, Drumochter, Glen Feshie or wherever conditions are best and within 3 hours drive of the central belt.
Price: £295 per person , maximum 8 in a group, avalanche equipment can be provided free of charge along with Ski’s and Skins. You will need to bring your own ski boots (any will do), a rucksack big enough to carry an avalanche shovel, probe, skins, your spare clothing, your packed lunch and water. Blair has eight full ski touring set ups but availability depends on the requirements of the group. If you need to borrow skis then you need to bring your own boots and let Blair know the boot sole length in advance (you need to provide your own but normal alpine ski boots are fine, ski touring boots are however usually more comfortable and lighter).
Dates: 22nd – 24th March 2019.
A full itinerary will be sent out on confirmation of booking.