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2022 - Year in Review

Here at Lake District Mountaineering we have had a busy year, delivering mountain activities to a whole range of customers across the Lake District & Scotland.

Here is a quick review of what we got up to throughout the year and a quick showcase of our adventures; rock climbing, mountaineering, canyoning, ghyll scrambling, hill walking and teaching outdoor skills in the mountains.

January - March (Winter 22)

The year started off with a full programme of winter skills and winter mountaineering in both the Lake District and in Scotland; we enjoyed being out in these glorious landscapes with people from all over the UK, helping them build knowledge and gain independence towards their own adventures.

Our 2023 course dates are live now if these photos take your interest

April-June (Spring 22)

Spring time was filled with lots of mountaineering adventures and guiding in the mountains.

We delivered two successful 5 day mountaineering courses for 2 groups of 6 Chinese students who had an amazing time learning all things climbing, scrambling and walking.

We enjoyed many scrambling days in Buttermere, Langdale, Patterdale and Borrowdale - some highlights including Sphinx Ridge and Pinnacle Ridge.

Our guided days include rock climbing and scrambling and you can find them here:

July-September (Summer 22)

The summer is always our favourite time of year, and busiest. We love rock climbing and this time of year allows us to get out into the high mountains and climb on the big cliffs, scramble on the remote peaks and walk into the evening on those long summer days.

Some highlights include Pillar Rock and the summit of High Man (a big mountain day), climbing on Napes Needle and delivering courses and teaching people the skills to be independent on the crags and as always, jumping into the water - mainly in the River Esk where the jumps are big, the water is clear and the scenery is amazing.

Courses can be found here:

The River Esk guided trip can be found here:

October - December (Autumn 22)

Autumn allows a time for reflection and is a quieter period for us - however we are still out in guiding and delivering courses. The focus switches towards guided walks, often with ascents on Scafell Pike and Helvellyn and our courses are teaching navigation skills to walkers and climbers.

On our navigation courses we are quite often we are out in poor visibility, sometimes in the dark looking at maps, contour features and teaching navigation strategies and techniques to help others improve their skills and enjoy the mountains safely.

We have also had a main focus on scrambling this autumn, with customers looking to gain skills in rope work for grade III terrain - a personal highlight for us was delivering workshops as part of the MTA autumn conference held at the Blencathra Centre.

Some early snow and ice has also allowed us to be out in winter conditions this December, delivering some early and bespoke winter skills for those keen to make the most of the winter season heading into the new year.

For our navigation courses, you can find all the information here:

Our private guided walks are here:

For those looking for inspiration for 2023; we hope you may find it here

Please contact to discuss any mountain itinerary or goals you have for 2023 - our guides are knowledgable, professional and qualified and we are always happy to help


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