Lake District Winter Skills Training

The Lake District (Helvellyn)
Group size
1 - 5 people
Experience level
1 day
10 miles
One day winter skills course based in the Lake District - Open Session - 5 Spaces - Course includes: Movement on Snow & Ice Ice axe & Crampons Winter Equipment Winter Navigation Avalanche Education & Avoidance

About the trip

One day winter skills course based in the Lake District

Open Session

1:5 Ratio (5 Spaces)


This is a beginner course designed to introduce hill walkers to the delights of winter walking. We hope to develop skills to allow access into the high mountains when covered in snow and ice, giving you the technical knowledge to understand how to remain safe in this dynamic environment.
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.

*Conditions dependant* It may be necessary we change the outline of the courses to offer general mountaineering/mountain skills courses with part refunds.

Dates live on


Ice Axe

Not included

B1/B2 Mountaineering/Winter Boots
Silva Expediton 4 Compass
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