Lake District 5 Day Winter Skills Course

5 Day Winter Skills Course

Lake District

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

  • Avalanche awareness

  • Winter navigation

  • 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

Ratio 1:6

Suitable for Beginners & upwards
Price £380pp 1:6 Ratio
See FAQ For Prices & More Info
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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. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Standard Course Summer Navigation / Hiking Courses (no ropes) 1 Day Course £100pp 1:6 ratio 2 Day Course £160pp 1:6 ratio Winter Skills / Navigation / Avalanche (no ropes) 1 Day Course £120pp 1:6 ratio 2 Day Course £180pp 1:6 ratio 3 Day Course £240pp 1:6 ratio 5 Day Course £380pp 1:6 ratio Summer & Winter Climbing / Scrambling (with ropes) 1 Day Course £125pp 1:2 Ratio 2 Day Course £250pp 1:2 Ratio 3 Day Course £300pp 1:2 Ratio 5 Day Course £550pp 1:2 Ratio --------------------------------------------------------------------

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 - First aid qualified - Client lead booking - Prestige Booking with no portals and no middle men - No spam, just continued intreast in your mountaineering journey There are many many outdoor providers out there. However our drive and determination to provide unique client lead learning has led us to producing what we feel is a prestige approach to bookings. To put it simply all our bookings are bespoke. We will work hard with you prior to any payment to get the right plan in place for your adventures and courses. Your contact comes in directly to us, no booking portals and no middle man. Despite being called Open Ascents our bespoke bookings are private to you and your groups so we can focus on your own needs. We view your time with us as part of your ongoing mountaineering journey, we will continue to make contact with you after the bookings however there will be no spam, priding ourselves in creating relationships as you progress through your mountaineering life. Hey not to mention our expert guides with decades of experience and qualification.

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.