Winter Skills

The Lake District can offer fantastic winter conditions ideal for learning new skills and techniques, however the mountains in winter present a whole new set of challenges and hazards requiring an advanced skill set to ensure winter mountaineering confidence.  We offer a wide range of winter training courses in the Lake District for people looking to learn new skills or improve existing ones, and having a solid set of foundation skills enables the mountain walker to venture into the winter environment and make choices and decisions to stay safe.  We cover a wide variey of winter skills on our Lake District courses tailored specifically to your needs so to get you started take a look at some of the options below.

We offer training in:

  • Winter navigation skills
  • Ice axe and crampon techniques
  • Belaying and winter rope work
  • Winter weather appreciation and understanding
  • Snowpack & avalanche evaluation
  • Emergency shelters
  • Emergency procedures

We provide:

  • All technical winter equipment
  • Highly qualified winter mountaineering instructors
  • Photo memoir of your winter skills course

We design and create Lake District based winter courses for individuals and groups to suit experience and requirements.  Due to the unreliable winter conditions sometimes found in the Lake District we are happy to take short notice bookings to ensure ideal conditions.

To discuss your requirements or for more details on our Lake District winter skills courses contact our office on: 017684 86465.

"I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for the winter navigation training last week – we both thoroughly enjoyed it and got a lot out of the two days, a really worthwhile couple of days… and the best of the Lake District weather!"

Steve & Jackie

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At A Glance

Price Per Person: From £85+vat

Duration: From 1 day

Dates: Flexible

Group Size: 1-2

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