Winter Climbing Courses

When conditions are right in the Lake District there are many fantastic winter climbing routes from straight forward snow gullys to delicate faces with smears of thin ice.  Mixed winter climbing is quite common in the Lake District where you change from snow to rock to ice and even on to frozen turf.  

If you are looking for training in any aspect of winter climbing in the Lake District we will design a course to the highest standard aimed specifically at your needs.  We provide all technical winter climbing equipment including crampons ice axes and winter hardware on our training courses with highly experienced and qualified guides and instructors (MIC/Guides) at your side.

Technical Areas Covered:

  • What kit to take - essentials and weight saving considerations
  • Training in ice axe and crampon techniques including dry tooling
  • Winter belays, stance set ups and management using snow, ice, rock and turf
  • Gear placements - snow, rock, ice and turf including pegs
  • Training in climbing and moving together
  • How to escape/back off routes safely where required
  • General mountain safety getting to and from winter routes

Indoor Training Centre

You don't always have to go into the Lake District mountains to get winter climbing training - our technical rope work training centre in the Lake District has an indoor facility for practicing skills used in winter climbing such as climbing with technical axes (on our dry tooling wall) and rescue techniques. We also have vertical elements in our grounds set up with top rope systems enabling vertical ice axe and crampon technique training.

When do our courses run?

All of our winter climbing courses and training are based on the current conditions within the Lake District. Because snowfall and freezing conditions are intermittent in the Lake District we arrange last minute courses and training to ensure the winter climbing conditions are most suitable, therefore we advise people to contact us if you are interested and we can then keep you informed as conditions develop in the Lake District fells.  For more information on our winter climbing courses and training contact us: 017684 86465

"Thanks for your help, fantastic service!  We had a great time thanks and will be in touch again when we next visit.  Thanks again"

Daniel White

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At A Glance

Price Per Person: £85+vat

Duration: 1 day

Dates: Flexible

Group Size: 1-2

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