Undergraduates on our Foundation Degree in Adventure Sports and Coaching accompanied Level 3 students for a winter skills training course in the Cairngorm National Park.

During this week-long study tour, undergraduates developed their performance skills and survival techniques in challenging winter weather which included white-out conditions and 70 mph winds.

The group experienced sporting activities such as hiking and ice climbing with the use of specialist equipment like ice-axes and crampons. Survival techniques were practically applied, with students learning how to construct snow-shelters and fit snow-chains to vehicles.

Undergraduates with relevant experience developed their leadership skills by teaching Level 3 students techniques such as producing snow-belays to protect people on steep, icy ground.

The FdSc in Adventure Sports and Coaching is available for full or part-time study. Click here to find out more.