LAKES WINTER SKILLS 

1 DAY

Winter is a great time to be in the mountains.  Learn to basics of winter walking, navigation and get to grips with new technical equipment. 

 

Max Ratio 1:6

1 Day Course

£100 Per Person

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Course Outline

This is a beginner course designed to introduce hill walkers to the delights of winter walking.  We hope to develop skills to allow access into the high mountains when covered in snow and ice, giving you the technical knowledge to understand how to remain safe in this dynamic environment.  

On this course we cover;

  • Movement on snow - using the boot as a tool and kicking steps

  • Ice axe technique - for security and balance and for cutting steps 

  • Crampons - fitting crampons, walking in crampons and front pointing

  • Self arrest - for halting a slip and gaining control

  • Avalanche awareness - to stay safe and develop understanding of a hazardous and dynamic landscape 

  • Winter navigation - all those summer features become covered; practice on a different scale map and winterise your navigation.​

The Helvellyn massif is usually the most reliable for winter weather but if the conditions are right, be prepared to explore any of the high Lakeland fells in snowy conditions. 

We recommend having some summer hill walking experience before undertaking this course

Equipment

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. Please make use of our winter kit lists.

Please contact us for a bespoke package and private course details .

UPCOMING DATES

2022

2022

Private Bookings

Can't see a date that works for you?  Contact us for a private and bespoke course to suit your availability. 

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CONTACT

Tel: 07811343999

Email: info@lakedistrictmountaineering.co.uk

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