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1 Day Winter Skills Course
Lake District & Cairngorms

Flexible dates. You choose!

1 Day Winter Skills

Discover the magic of winter and learn what it takes to tackle the frozen world of the mountains.


Our one day course is perfect for those who wish to the basics  to move in the mountains across all 4 seasons in these amazing environments so you can stay safe throughout winter.  

You will be introduced to winter in this amazing landscape by taking a journey across the mountain, where you will be introduced via practical sessions to movement with axe and crampons, reading the snow pack, avalanche awareness, navigation and much much more. We aim to be on the hill as our primary location for learning, after the course we will provide everyone with suitable feedback for them to safely go out and consolidate their learning.


Course highlights include:

  • Use of equipment ice axe/crampons

  • Movement technique with crampons& boots

  • Avalanche awareness

  • Summit a major peak


Our courses  can be booked via the dates provided here or run on a bespoke basis we have a selection of dates and can run all throughout the winter at whatever time and date suits you. We don't need a huge amount of snow to run this course our expert instructors will find the best area to work in. A good level of fitness is recommended.

FREE Ice axe and crampons RENTAL.


Moving From Summer to Winter

1 Day - Lake District & Cairngorms
You Choose

Ratio 1:6

Suitable for Beginners & upwards
Price £120pp 1:6 Ratio
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All our itineraries are flexible and we pride ourselves on providing client lead learning. A typical Itinerary would be

Day 1

We would outline the course and set our main learning aims. Look at the kit that we carry, why we carry it. Weather is always a part so we will talk about what it means for us in winter before heading out on the hill to look at the moment techniques and get to grips with some of our winter kit, axe and crampons

I Learnt so much. Those skills will stay with me for life!

The value for money you get is second to none!

Sean via Trip Advisor

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