WINTER WALKS

WINTER

SKILLS

THE LAKE DISTRICT

HIGHLANDS SCOTLAND

Test yourself on the mountain in winter. Experience the magic of having snow and ice under foot. We offer guided experiences in the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands, whatever your goal is we can provide a safe winter experience.  Fancy learning the skills to be independent? We offer winter skills courses out of the Lake District and the Cairngorms of Scotland.

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Winter Skills Course

WINTER SKILLS

COURSES

CAIRNGORM SCOTLAND

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THE LAKE DISTRICT

Winter Skills Course

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BESPOKE WALKS & COURSES

Lake District Winter Skills

TWO DAY COURSE

LAKE DISTRICT

2 Day

Up to 1:6

Intermediate

"Discover the magic of the Lake District in winter and learn what it takes to tackle the frozen world of 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

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.

Full kit list is can be found in the FAQ. We will supply ice axe and crampons.

Group booking of 5 or more discounts available.

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£160 Per person

Minimum of two people for course to run

 
Lake District Winter Skills

FIVE

DAY COURSE

LAKE DISTRICT

5 Day

Up to 1:6

Intermediate

"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.

Full kit list is can be found in the FAQ. We will supply ice axe and crampons.

Discounts available for group booking of 5 or more.

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£350 Per person

Minimum of two people for course to run

Cairngorm Winter Skills

CAIRNGORM

TWO

DAY

COURSE

2 Day

Up to 1:6

Intermediate

"Discover the Scottish Highlands in winter and learn what it takes to tackle the frozen world of the mountains. Journey over the largest plateau in Britain"

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

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 Cairngorm areas to work in. A good level of fitness is recommended.

Full kit list is can be found in the FAQ. We will supply ice axe and crampons.

Group booking of 5 or more discounts available.

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£160 Per person

Minimum of two people for course to run

Cairngorm Winter Skills

CAIRNGORM

FIVE

DAY

COURSE

5 Day

Up to 1:6

Intermediate

"Discover the Scottish Highlands in winter and learn what it takes to tackle the frozen world of the mountains. Journey over the largest plateau in Britain as you become full independent in the world of winter."

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 winters 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.

Full kit list is can be found in the FAQ. We will supply ice axe and crampons.

Discounts available for group booking of 5 or more.

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£350 Per person

Minimum of two people for course to run

WINTER WALKS

SCOTLAND &

THE LAKE DISTRICT

Lake District Mountain Guiding

SCAFELL

PIKE

LAKE DISTRICT

978m

Up to 1:6

Intermediate

 Accessible from either Wasdale or Borrowdale. Scafell Pike is the highest point in England and a fantastic mountain with views across the Lake District and Cumbria. Explore the stunning winter environment and enter the world of snow and ice on this 6-10 mile day in the mountains. The average time up and down is five and a half hours with some time away from well-defined paths. There is a small amount of difficulty on this route but is achievable for those with no experience. This can be a challenging day if the weather is in full force.

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£150 per day

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Lake District Mountain Guiding

HELVELLYN

& THE EDGES

LAKE DISTRICT

950m

Up to 1:4

Intermediate

 The Lake District's must-do walk and one of the most popular walks in Britain. Ascend the 3rd highest peak in England in true winter mountain style. Journey along Striding Edge whilst looking down at the frozen Red Tarn till you reach the summit and enjoy views over the northern Lakes; an absolute classic with some of the finest winter environments to be in. Descend via the easier Swirral Edge and return back to Glenridding. This walk normally takes four and a half hours and is accessible for beginners with a good head for heights. Striding Edge is a graded scramble, however our guides can assist you and the more technical sections are avoidable.

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£150 per day

Ben Nevis Guiding

BEN NEVIS

SCOTLAND

1,345 m

Up to 1:6

Intermediate

 The highest point on the British Isles and a must-do summit for all hill walkers and mountaineers. Ben Nevis transforms into a venomous mountain and any ascent in winter of this famous peak is to be respected. Summit from Glen Nevis up the tourist route or, if conditions allow, make the ascent up the CMD arete from the north face car park. Discover the highest point in Britain and all that goes with it on this winter journey. Expect big atmosphere and big weather. An ascent and descent can easily take six hours so pack that head torch and join us on an unforgettable day in the mountains.

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£160 per day

Cairngorm Mountain Guiding

BEN MACDUI

& CAIRNGORM

SCOTLAND

1309m

Up to 1:6

Intermediate

 The second highest peak on the British Isles and home to the largest mountain plateau in Britain. A different day to Ben Nevis as you will be up on the Cairngorm plateau for most of the day. With the strongest ever winds recorded in Britain (173mph) taken from the top of Cairngorm, an ascent of Ben Macdui or Cairngorm is a wild experience like none other you'll find. We make our ascent from the Ski Centre outside Aviemore and have a wide range of route choices taking in some fantastic ridge-lines. The overall ascent can take up to six hours and is often at the mercy of the strong winds.

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£160 per day

Glen Coe Mountain Guiding

BIDEAN NAM BIAN

GLEN COE

SCOTLAND

1150m

Up to 1:6

Intermediate

 One on the finest and most inaccessible day trips in Scotland. Enjoy the highest peak in the magnificent Glen Coe valley. Home to the Three Sisters where we start our walk up. This complex peak has many ridges and routes up it, but can be completed on average in just over seven hours. A good level of fitness is needed for this day on a par with our Ben Nevis guided days. It helps to have a good head for heights as we navigate through some stunning and atmospheric mountain ground. Our route is around seven miles long and takes in Stob Corie Nan Lochan (the hidden valley) as we ascend up this must-do mountain.

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£160 per day

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