Mont Blanc Training Weekend West Highlands 🏴 April 2024
April 20, 2024 - April 21, 2024
This late spring course in the Scottish Highlands makes an inspiring complement and progression from our Snowdonia Mont Blanc training weekend…
The high mountains of Lochaber provide a superb arena for alpine mountaineering in the spring, often a magical time to be in the far north! At this time of year they often provide a brilliant combination of stiff re-frozen snow, snowy gullies, mixed and rocky scrambling and lots of day light hours to enjoy it!
This then creates an inspiring mixture of terrain for quality alpine training and enjoying some long routes and physical journeys in the highest mountains in the UK. The Western Highlands provide an ideal location for a physical challenge par excellence with sea level or low altitude starts to climb the higest and most celebrated mountains of the UK, like the North Face of Ben Nevis and Glencoe.
This spring course would work very well for anyone preparing for the ascent of Mont Blanc in the summer or any other strong hill walkers / scramblers keen to develop their alpine movement skills and enjoy a cracking couple of days mountaineering in the Scottish Highlands, whilst meeting some other like minded folk.
The venues used are usually the North Face of Ben Nevis and Glencoe although there are many other alternatives including low altitude high quality big boot rock climbing & training down Glen Nevis if the West Coast weather is not conducive to doing the high mountain routes.
The 2 physical and technical days should really compliment the fitness and endurance training you are able to do on a regular basis from home. We call this ‘Bulls eye training” and we hope you can join us for a memorable weekend in the mountains of the West Highlands.
Course Fitness & Mountain Experience Pre-Requirements
An existing level of good mountain fitness is required for 2 days in the mountains up to 6-8 hours each day. This will mean you have some existing mountain walking experience or a very good level of current fitness from other aerobic / endurance sports like running / cycling etc.
No previous scrambling or rock climbing experience is required but you should however be keen to embrace this enjoyable element of mountaineering; be ready for some exposed scrambling in the mountains and have a reasonable ‘head for heights’.