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Snowshoeing days

Do you love walking and love the snow? Then snowshoeing is a must for you! Strap on a pair of snowshoes, grab some poles and get walking across blankets of pure white snow. It's a magical way to explore snowy forest tracks, glens and hillsides of the Highlands. 
On all our snowshoeing walking days we provide the snowshoes, walking poles. All you need is your normal winter equipment and the spirit of adventure. 

Moderate / Strenuous mountain days dependent on venue.

What do you need?
Below is an outline of what you'll need for our general hill and mountain walking days. The equipment to be appropriate to the conditions and time of year. You will need a rucksack no larger than 60li.

Clothing and footwear
Footwear, to be firm souled, with good ankle support
Waterproofs jacket and overtrousers, which can ideally act as a windproof layer. Base layer, wicking top, a cotton is not recommended. Mid layer, fleece or jumper. Trousers, tracksters or hill / mountain walking trousers, not jeans. Extremities, gloves several pairs wind proof and or waterproof, hat and/or buff. Spare clothing, at least another fleece/thermal and gloves 

Food, drink and other additional kit
Survival bag (big plastic bag), whistle, torch (plus spare batteries), Small personal first aid kit, (with Compeed), any personal medication, midge repellent.
A compass and appropriate map the OS 1:50,000 Landranger fine for most Scottish hills. Mobile phone, Food for the day and some extra energy food for emergencies. Hot drink, energy drink or fluid in a refillable flask or other container. 

Snowshoeing day Course Dates
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Friday, December 27, 2019
Thursday, January 02, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020
By arrangement for 2 or more

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Drumochter Munros

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Ben Alder Range

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Glen Feshie Hill

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Creag Meagaidh range

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Navigation courses

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Snowshoeing days

Do you love walking and love the snow? Then snowshoeing is a must for you! Strap on a pair of snowshoes, grab some poles and get walking across blankets of pure white snow. It's a magical way to explore snowy forest tracks, glens and hillsides of...