LAKES WINTER SKILLS 

2 DAY

Progress from the 1 day course and join us for second day.  This allows for time for skills to be refined and a mountain journey to be achieved in the high fells.  

Max Ratio 1:6

2 Day Course

Open Session:

£160pp (£80 per day)

Private Bookings

1:2 £160pp (£320)

1:3 £120pp (£360)

1:4 £100pp (£400)

1:5 £90pp (£450)

1:6 £80pp (£480)

Walker admiring the view from the summit

Course Outline

This course covers all the same techniques as the 1 day course, but allows for more contact time, skill refinement and improvement as well the opportunity to undertake a winter mountain journey.  

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

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.

2022 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. 

Booking 

To book this course, visit our BOOK NOW page and complete the enquiry form. 

For further information email us. 

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Course Dates

Course dates listed above.

 

Private courses available on request. 

Venue & Location

This course will run in and around the Helvellyn area.  Starting from Glenridding.

Equipment

All technical equipment is provided for this course. 

Use our Kit Lists to know what to bring for your course. 

Scafell Pike summit in winter.jpg

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CONTACT

Call or WhatsApp: 07458353048

Email: info@lakedistrictmountaineering.co.uk

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