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 1 day Basic winter NAVIGATION

training course - In the Lake district 




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 LOCATION:            COST:

  Ambleside                    £120 ( Single Adult) 

                                        £90 ( 2 + Adults )


 DURATION:           RATIO:

  1 Day                            1:6                                                 

                                            

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 1 day winter skills course 

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. 


Over the 5- 8 hour course you will look at covering basic navigation, Winterising your kit, Avalanche awareness and how to move on steep ground wearing crampons and using the ice axe correctly . 

Course Outline

The 1 day winter skills course will normally start at a prearranged venue where we will run through the outline of the day and talk about some of the basics. From there its out on the ground. The vast majority of the day will be spent  learning the skills at a slow and practical pace. The course generally last about 7 hours with a small lunch break in between.


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 

- Hat and gloves



 DURING THE COURSE YOUr COVER: 

 •Moving correctly on steep ground 


 •Winter kit - What your need

•Avalanche awarerness

 •Winter navigation

 •Using the ice axe in an emergency 


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 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.


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