Ever wanted to venture on to the fells when the white stuff is on the ground ? Ever wanted to see if you can make it to the top when the nights are longer than the days? Our 1 day winter skills course is the perfect way to get an idea of what it takes.

The course is put together to allow you to be able to head into the mountains with a basic knowledge and skill of being in the mountains in the winter. We spend the day in the on the high fells normally at a high of 650 – 900 meters where your be able to practise the skills in a real situations

Over the day you will look at covering basic

  • Navigation
  • Winterising your kit
  • Avalanche awareness 
  • how to move on steep ground wearing crampons
  • Using the ice axe correctly.

We run the 1 days winter skills course every other Saturday starting from Mid December until Mid Febuary. 

The cost for the 1 day course is £140 per person or 1 or £120 +2 

We operate on a ratio of 1 instructor to 5 clients and whilst this might seem small compared to other companys we feel allows us to give you the time and attention that your deserve. 

The 2020 – 2021 dates are : 

  • 12th December 
  • 26th December – SOLD OUT. 
  • 9th Jan
  • 16th Jan 
  • 30th Jan 
  • 6th Feb
  • 20th Feb

Winter is very different from the summer and require some extra bits of kit. Its really important that you have everything you need at the bottom is a list of local recommended retailers should you need anything.

  • Walking Boots ensure they are rated
  • Waterproof clothing (Jacket and trousers)
  • Suitable clothing for walking (no jeans)
  • Warm tops
  • Packed lunch
  • Spare clothing
  • Water
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Torch (preferably a headtorch)
  • Spare batteries for the above
  • Spare Gloves
  • Flask & Hot Drink
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons

Recommended retailers

Climbers Shop 

Stuart Sports

Epic Centre


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Course Review

See what others have to say about our course – it speaks for its self

Might have just done the best course ever ! I learnt so much and was allowed all the time in the world to practise it and get it right. Im now looking forward to heading into the mountains this winter and feeling som much more happier about it. 

James Horman

So much fun I really cant thank Mike for taking me and 3 others on this course it was amazing i’ve learnt so much and never has so much fun in the snow – A must for anyone if you want to head into the mountains. 

Stacy Jones

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