winter mountain day

A private guiding service - experience winter in the Lake District and on the high mountain tops - explore the mountains in their winter coat

Instructor Ratio 

Winter Walking - 1:6

Winter Mountaineering - 1:4

Price per day

1 person: £180

2 people: £200

Up to 4: £240

Up to 6: £260



Winter means snow on the ground, and ice in the gullies.


Based in The Lake District - LDM offers a guided service for winter walking and mountaineering, throughout the National Park.


For these days, you will need to wear suitable clothing for winter mountaineering, including a full set of waterproofs, warm layers, hat & gloves, ski goggles and winter walking boots.

These boots should be rigid and rated to B1/B2 standard (we can advise during the booking stage).


We can provide crampons, ice axe, helmets and other technical equipment.


Here are some examples of itineraries on offer:

Guided Walking:

  • Scafell Pike

  • Helvellyn

  • Great Gable

  • Pillar

  • Blencathra


Winter Mountaineering:

  • Helvellyn and Striding Edge

  • Pillar and the High Level Route

  • Great End & Custs Gully

  • Brown Cove Crags - Grade 1 gullies

Get in touch to discuss your booking; for ideas, for advice and recommendations!

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  • A qualified Mountaineering Instructor & Winter Mountain Leader

  • Affiliated with AMI & Mountain Training Association 

  • Local & intimate knowledge of the venues

  • Technical equipment 

  • Professional coaching & instruction

  • A private trip - just you and your group

Course Ratios

Winter Walking: 1:6 Ratio

Winter Mountaineering: 1:4 Ratio

Our instructors can take up to 6 people walking in winter & 4 people winter mountaineering. 






Experience of hill walking in summer conditions. 


You will need to be fit and healthy and able to walk in the snow carrying a rucksack.

Please contact us to discuss regarding any queries 


All technical equipment is provided. 

We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

Crampons & axes provided 

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and have appropriate mountain footwear 

(B1/B2 boots - these are rigid to take crampons)


Our venues are carefully selected and tailored to get the most out of the day. 

Winter means snow on the ground and ice in the gullies 

We will try to tailor the course to where conditions are best


This is a private and bespoke service. 


Contact us for private and bespoke sessions - we can run this service on any date through the winter [Dec-March] (subject to availability of instructors)


 We are happy to discuss your ideas and tailor a programme for you

Helvellyn - Striding Edge
Helvellyn - Striding Edge

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Helvellyn Plateau
Helvellyn Plateau

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Brown Cove Crags
Brown Cove Crags

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Helvellyn - Striding Edge
Helvellyn - Striding Edge

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cancellation policy

If cancellation occurs within 30 days of the course or activity, we will retain 50% of the full price (your deposit).

If cancellation is within 14 days of the activity we will retain the full amount.