5 Day Winter Skills Course
Discover the magic of the Lake District in winter and become independent with all the skills needed for winter in the mountains.
Course highlights include:
Use of equipment ice axe/crampons
Movement technique with crampons
Planning a winter day in the mountains
Self arrest and use of ice axe
Rope-work in the winter mountains
What to carry on a winter's day
Plan and execute your own day
Our courses run on a bespoke basis and 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 Lake District area to work in. A good level of fitness is recommended.
We will supply ice axe and crampons.
The Winter Mountaineer
5 Day - Lake District
Suitable for Beginners & upwards
Price £380pp 1:6 Ratio
See FAQ For Prices & More Info
Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost & ratios?
Our standard courses are priced per person, there is a minimum of two people needed for a course to run, but don't worry all our courses can be run 1:1 for a cost simply contact us.
What kit will I need?
All PPE personal protective equipment will be supplied by Open Ascents. For climbing and mountaineering this include, Helmet, Harness, Ropes and protection. You will need to bring your own climbing or mountaineering footwear. Please see FAQ section for kit list on bottom header of website.
Why book with us.
- Experianced and qualified expert Guide
What if there is bad weather?
It might not be sunny all the time but we have enough local knowledge to seek out the best venues and will advise when booking the most ideal alternatives for on the day. If the weather and conditions are truly unworkable then we can reschedule for a better time at no extra cost.
What is our start & end location?
Once you book we will send you all the information about where to meet us, timings and content of the day. We can even advise on the best locations to look for accomidation.