Date(s) - 04/03/2023 - 10/03/2023
Rothiemurchus Lodge, Aviemore
Restrictions. This course is open to CFAV’s and cadets aged 17 years + from the ACF and CCF. ATC and SCC CFAV bids are welcome on a top up basis only. This is not a course for novices as the candidate does require a combination of some winter mountaineering and rock climbing experience plus a good head for heights. Candidates must have successfully completed the BWM / WMF and BRC award or have the equivalent experience which must be identified on the CCAT course application.
Course Content. This is a 5-day introduction to climbing in winter environmental conditions (snow and ice). The content includes clothing and equipment, winter mountain hazards, weather, rope management and knot tying, belaying techniques, multi pitch winter climbing using ice climbing tools and crampons up to grade 2/3, abseiling, setting up anchors and ice screw placement. The outcome is for the candidate to be a competent second on a multi pitch winter (snow and ice) climb.
Notes. Candidates should be physically fit, free from injury and have a keen interest in adventurous activities. This course may be used towards a gold DofE residential project. Upon successful completion of this course candidates will be issued a CCAT course certificate and brassard badge (cadets only).
CCAT Application Process.
A CCAT course application is available on WESTMINSTER and the CCAT website www.armycadetadventure.co.uk. The course fee is £50.00. An electronic course application is required to be placed onto WESTMINSTER by your ACF/CCF unit. The CCAT course application form should be completed in full, is legible, signed and authorised by your unit ACF/CCF.
The fully completed CCAT course application should then be sent to HQ CCAT, Capel Curig, either by:
a. Email with the payment paid by BACs with student name + course i.e. Smith H1/BRC in the banking reference (preferable).
b. Post with a cheque made payable to CCAT ensuring the name of the student and course is written on the back of the cheque.