Train & prepare specifically with the UK's most experienced High Altitude Guides & Expeditions Leaders


Expeditions require a multitude of skill sets for successful experiences, some of these skills can be picked up along the way, some require more forethought.

Are you already booked on to an expedition and looking for some expedition specific training? From practical show-and-tell advice on clothing and kit or assistance with what kit to buy, through to real life scenarios in the mountains such as using fixed lines, camping on snow or practice climbing using crampons with a big pack on. With our extensive experience on expeditions all around the world, Mountain Expeditions can get you ready and prepared for your expedition objective.

Mountain Expeditions are experts in big mountain expeditions but we also know the Scottish hills extremely well. Our experienced Expedition Leaders know which skills are harder to learn or master in the field and they know where to simulate Greater Ranges environments and training on their home turf. Scotland’s winter mountains have long been the proving ground for mountaineers. As the popular saying goes, if you were anywhere else in the world you’d wait for good weather before venturing out however if you waited in Scotland, you’d never go out! While the weather is never as bad as all that, for the majority of time Scotland in winter is the perfect place to practice and dial your systems. As a practice ground, no better place exists for training for the bigger mountains.


“Mountain Expeditions devised an incredible 8 month plan to get me ready for Everest, combining UK rock climbing, scottish winter & 2 expeditions. Climbing with Rob, Zac & Jon was invaluable to my learning – they have 14 x 8000m summits between them!” Adrian McNally

Expedition Facts

  • Duration:

    2+ days
  • Activity:

    Expedition Specific Training
  • Accommodation:

    Self arranged
  • Difficulty Level:

    C1 (Explain this)
  • Overview
  • Trip Suitability
  • Itinerary
  • Map
  • Included
  • Not Included
  • Difficulty Level
  • In-country Safety


During a winter expedition training course we will cover the gateway skills you need to looking after yourself and journey about in the mountains in winter. These include:

  • Equipment selection and packing
  • Weather and avalanche conditions; interpretation and planning together with venue choice
  • Fitness; health and hygiene
  • Acclimatisation and altitude
  • Staying warm
  • Movement skills including use of ice axe and crampons
  • Movement over steep terrain
  • Fixed lines/ropework
  • Camping on snow
  • Emergency procedures

These courses typically run at 1:6 ratio

Pricing, Dates & Availability

Private Training

All of our expedition training courses are instructed on a ratio of up to 1:6 and tailored specifically to you.
We offer dates from January to April – you can choose those that suit you best.
We’ll find the very best instructor available to match your objectives!


Plan Your Expedition Specific Winter Training

1. Choose the dates that best suit you
2. Click on ‘Book My Expedition Training’ button (just below)
3. We’ll call/email you to discuss the course and the details
4. We’ll then create a uniqueExpedition Specific Training URL for just you or your group and send you the link so you can book on


From £250 per day

January to April

2 day minimum booking


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