2 DAY WINTER SKILLS COURSE IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

There is so much to winter mountaineering that in fact this is our most recommended and popular course and there is a good reason for it. Over the 2 days this course will really give you the chance to get to grips with winter. Over the course we will look at a magnitude of skills that will give you the confidence and ability to go away plan and your own winter Mountain Adventure.

Location: Ambleside

Cost: £300 pp (Single Adult) | £220 (2+ Adults)

Duration: 2 Days

Ratio: 1:6

COURSE OUTLINE

The 2 day winter skills will normally start at a prearranged venue where we will run through the outline of the course and talk about some of the basics. From there its out on the ground and looking at the skills we need to be out on the mountains in the winter. The vast majority of the 2 days will be spent learning the skills at a slow and practical pace.

WHAT DO I NEED ?

  • Enough clothes to keep warm and dry in all weathers
  • Crampons and mountaineering axe
  • B rated boots ….. Winter boots and summer boots are very different
  • Plenty of food and drink
  • Goggles
  • Head torch (and spare battery’s)
  • Hat and gloves

DURING THE COURSE YOU WILL COVER

  • Moving correctly on steep ground and using an ice axe correctly
  • Planning your winter walking trip
  • Avalanche awareness
  • Winter navigation
  • Emergency Procedures

WHATS INCLUDED?

The course fee includes full instruction from a qualified and experienced Winter Mountain leader. We can also provide maps and compasses if you need one. Alternatively anyone who’s booked on to one of our courses receives 10% off at Cotswolds Outdoors – Grassmere

WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?

This course is aimed at people who have are interest in learning the basic skills of winter walking or would like to refresh on some of there skills previously learnt.

BOOK A SKILLS COURSE

Please either select a chosen skills course from those listed below by entering your preferred dates into the date picker or complete the contact form below to begin the booking process for your chosen course. A member of Mountain Adventure team will contact you once received to confirm and complete the booking process with you.

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