Date(s) - 04/03/2023 - 10/03/2023
Rothiemurchus Lodge, Aviemore
Restrictions. This is a 5 day introduction to mountaineering in winter environmental conditions.
This course is open to CFAV’s and Senior Cadets aged 17+ from the ACF and CCF. ATC and SCC CFAV bids are welcome on a top up basis only. Candidates must have successfully completed the BSM /SMF award or have equivalent experience which must be identified on the CCAT course application.
Course Content. The course includes clothing and equipment, winter mountain hazards, weather, navigation and route finding through differing types of terrain, snow holes and emergency shelters, use of crampons and ice axe. Depending on weather conditions an overnight expedition may be undertaken. The outcome is for the candidate to be a competent member of a group led by a qualified Winter Mountain Leader.
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.