Sub-Arctic Survival

Here at BCS we are serious about our Survival courses. As the only Survival company in the UK experienced and qualified to take our clients into the most remote regions in the British isles, you can be sure to learn a whole load whilst having a first rate experience. The Cairngorms is probably the only region in Britain where you are almost always assured snow, and we know where to find it!

The three day winter skills course covers all the basics you need to stay safe in a cold climate.  Last weekends course saw our clients out in 80 mile an hour winds with a wind chill factor of some -30.  We also take our teams above 1000 metres and stay in a snow hole for an overnight.  Contrary to popular belief a Snow hole is one of the safest and warmest winter shelters you can live in……if you know what you’re doing!  But it’s not all about having fun!  The 3 day winter course also covers the following;


  • Safe route choice and planning stages
  • Weather prediction and Avalanche awareness
  • Map reading and GPS
  • Emergency shelters
  • Ice Axe and Crampon use
  • Ice Axe arrest techniques

The final 3 day course this year will be running on the 10th – 12th of March and we have two places left to fill, which are going for £180 per head rather than the usual £310. If you are interested please send us an email or give us a call.