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Lakes Winter Skills - 2 Day

mountain - Up to 6 people


This course covers all the same techniques as the 1 day course, but allows for more contact time, skill refinement and improvement as well the opportunity to undertake a winter mountain journey. 

On this course we cover;

Movement on snow - using the boot as a tool and kicking steps

Ice axe technique - for security and balance and for cutting steps 

Crampons - fitting crampons, walking in crampons and front pointing

Self arrest - for halting a slip and gaining control

Avalanche awareness - to stay safe and develop understanding of a hazardous and dynamic landscape 

Winter navigation - all those summer features become covered; practice on a different scale map and winterise your navigation.​

The Helvellyn massif is usually the most reliable for winter weather but if the conditions are right, be prepared to explore any of the high Lakeland fells in snowy conditions. 

We recommend having some summer hill walking experience before undertaking this course

What to bring

Waterproof Jacket

Waterproof Trousers

Fleece Mid Layer

Insulation (spare warm top)

Hat & Gloves

Winter Boots (B1/B2)

Micro Spikes

30-40L Rucksack


Ice Axe*


Ski Goggles

Spare Hats & Gloves

Lunch & Snacks

1 litre water

Hot drink

Personal Medication


Walking Poles

Silva Expedition 4 compass


Cancellation Policy


In the unlikely event we have to cancel, we will offer a full refund if an alternate date can't be offered.

Winter course conditions: It may be necessary to change the outline of the courses to offer general mountaineering/mountain skills programmes with part refunds.

We can also issue vouchers to be used on other events or sessions with us. 

Should you wish to cancel, we are flexible where possible and can possibly re-arrange dates for a more convenient time. If the cancellation is within 30 days then we reserve the right to issue a part refund and take a deposit of 50% for administration fees. If cancellation is within 14 days of the activity we reserve the right to retain the full amount.


If the activity cannot go ahead due to COVID regulations we will be able to offer a part refund. We would hold the right to retain a booking fee of £40 to cover administration costs; the remaining balance will be refunded. 

As a small business that relies on customer support - we would be grateful if you would accept a voucher to come back another time. 

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Where we'll meet

The meeting location is decided on the day.

We will be in touch regarding the meeting locations for this course - we will select a suitable venue regarding weather and conditions of the day

Lake District Mountaineering
£220 for adults

Sat 20th - Sun 21st Feb
09:00 - 17:00 every day · 6 spaces left
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