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Everything You Need To Know

Walking Sticks
Harriet with snowy ground behind her

Why me?

Discover the Scottish mountains in winter with our skills courses, workshops and guided walking courses, exclusively designed for women and underrepresented groups. I am committed to creating a welcoming and empowering environment for everyone who wants to explore the beauty of the colder seasons.


Why choose these courses:


  • Empowerment: Our workshops are led by skilled women instructors who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise in winter walking and mountaineering. We believe in the power of representation and offer a safe, inclusive space where you can grow in confidence and skills.

  • Skill Building: Learn essential winter skills, from cold-weather navigation, walking in winter equipment - boots, crampons and using an ice ax (snow dependant), dealing with poor weather and cold environments, understand your kit and test it. 

  • Harriet's Expertise: Join myself, Harriet, for winter skills, walking and navigation workshops that will sharpen your outdoor skills. Harriet's deep knowledge and love for the outdoors will ensure you gain the confidence to explore the winter wonderland with ease.

  • Inclusivity: I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the winter landscape. That's why our programs are specifically tailored for women and underrepresented groups, ensuring an atmosphere where you can feel comfortable and thrive.

  • Community: Connect with like-minded individuals who share your enthusiasm for the outdoors. These courses will focus on togetherness, fun and making some snowy memories.  


What I offer

🏔️ For Everyone: There's a course for everyone here! Whether you're a winter novice or a seasoned adventurer, our welcoming atmosphere is designed to suit your needs. We've got something to cater to all skill levels and interests.  

👣 Skills Courses for Beginners: If you're new to the world of winter walking, I offer beginner-friendly skills courses that will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to explore the winter mountains safely. Learn the essentials from the ground up with friendly and patient guidance.

💛 Community Groups: I’m thrilled to welcome community groups seeking a snowy adventure. These courses provide the perfect opportunity to get involved in winter activities, do something new and gain some winter skills.  Connect, learn, and make unforgettable memories together.

🏔️ Munro Bagging: For those determined to conquer Munros, I’m here to help you tick off those peaks on your list. My expertise will guide you to your summit triumphs, making your Munro bagging dreams come true.

👥 1:1 Tuition: For those who prefer a more personalized approach, we offer one-on-one tuition. I will work closely with you, tailoring the experience to your individual goals and preferences. Click here to book bespoke.  

three people wearing full waterproofs and googles walking in snow with walking axes
a women wearing a burnt orange hat looking out at snowy mountains

Booking & Prices

Open courses start from £90 per person per day (minimum of 2 people for the course to run).

Kit hire, accommodation and transport isn't included however where possible suggestions are made.

Click here to see the courses.

Private Instruction

Prices are per person per day:
1 person - £315
2 people - £175
3 people - £117

4 people - £87.50

Larger groups please click here to get in touch.

More information

Kit list

Winter is known for its fickle and changeable character. The weather can shift in the blink of an eye, changing from a serene winter wonderland into a challenging and hostile environment.  There for we need kit up for the job, if you already head out in summer you might find that you can use a lot of the kit you already have and can hire the winter equipment needed.


Here's a list of kit you'll need:

  • Thermal base layers – synthetic or woollen (no cotton)

  • Fleece

  • Comfortable sports bra

  • A second fleece or a synthetic jacket

  • Walking trousers or leggings (I use Rab power stretch pro)

  • Full waterproofs, ideally 3 layer Goretex or similar

  • Gaiters

  • Warm hat 

  • 2 sets of gloves 

  • A decent lunch - ​including lots of easy to eat snacks 

  • A hot flask/insulated water bottle

  • Whistle

  • Head torch and spare batteries 

  • Googles (ski)

  • Suncream/sunglasses

  • Min. 30 L rucksack. 

  • Personal medication

  • Winter boots (B2 or B3), walking axe, crampons and helmet.  These can be hired from Scottish Mountain Hire (Fort William),  Tiso (Aviemore) or Ellis Brigham (Aviemore or Fort William).  


How fit do I need to be?

A good level of mountain fitness will help you to enjoy the winter mountains, that being said, the courses fully adapt to the folks on them so you never have to worry about being at the back. 

Accommodation & transport

These courses are currently non - residential, there are plenty of accommodation available to suit all budgets.  If you need a hand finding something get in touch and I'll do my best to help.  

There are sleeper trains that come from London into Fort William, and where I can I will help and encourage lift sharing. 


 £100 deposit to secure your place.

If you would prefer to pay in instalments, then please email me here, and you can pay over a few months or to suit your financial situation. 

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