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Winter Skills Course – 1-Day – Lake District or Snowdonia (‘Open’ course)

17th December 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Winter skills course in Scotland in the Cairngorms, Glencoe or Ben Nevis

A ‘winter skills course’ is perfect for those with a reasonable amount of prior summer mountain walking experience, who want to be able to access the mountains safely in winter. You need to be a fit mountain walker capable of walking long mountain days carrying a moderately heavy rucksack and be accustomed to dealing with poor weather conditions.

Depending on your needs, the course usually covers topics such as:-

  • The additional benefits and risks associated with winter mountain walking
  • Understanding the winter mountain environment and weather
  • Clothing and equipment for the winter mountains – what to wear and carry
  • Avalanche awareness and safe route planning
  • Winter navigation – important differences to summer
  • Use of winter equipment – boots, ice axe and crampons
  • Dealing with emergencies – equipment, procedures and improvised shelters
  • Judgement and decision-making

These courses are available in the Lake District or Eryri (Snowdonia), depending on availability.

(Subject to minimum numbers)


17th December 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


The Summit is Optional
07834 883900
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Lake District
Cumbria United Kingdom + Google Map