A four day course really enables you to learn the skills and put them into practice. By the end of the course we'd really like you to think you could plan any winter walking adventure and execute it on your own.
Over the course of 4 days we would aim to cover:
Winter Kit - What you need and why you need it.
Using Ice Axe and Crampons, including ice axe arrest
Winter Navigation (and lots of it)
Planning a winter walk and executing your own plan
Emergency Bivouac procedures
Understanding weather forecasts
This course is best hosted in Scotland, however if the conditions are OK then it can be run in the Lake District. The price listed is for instruction only.
If you want to explore the option of adding in a winter camping element then please let us know.
Four Day Winter Skills Course
If you are looking to book a day of guided walking that occurs within the next 72 hours please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01900 336795.
It is very rare that we are unable to provide a leader for an event, but as I'm sure you can appreciate the winter months can provide some harsh weather conditions and we will only take a booking if we deem it safe to head out.
Winter walking is not only physically tougher, but technically too. In order for us to stay safe on our adventure you will be required to have additional technical walking equipment in the form of a Walking Axe, Walking Crampons and Winter Mountaineering Boots (Summer boots do not suffice). We have a hire pool of all these items, so if you require them please head to the shop and add the various items you require in to the basket. Please ensure you add on what size boots you require.