Winter Courses- Lake District, Cumbria

Winter Skills for the Hills Courses


Photograph taken on a Winter skills day, Coniston Fells, Thursday 1st February 2018

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Ron Rutland is an MIC holder, the highest instruction award available in the UK. He has operated courses of this type for over 30 years, with numerous alpine and Himalayan expeditions completed including Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu and Shishapangma you will be guaranteed a first class safe experience.


It also includes two days hire of ice axes, crampons and helmets.

Winter courses in the Lake District For adults only, if your hill walking experience has been mainly in summer conditions then this course provides the ideal introduction to winter hill walking. It provides you with the key skills you will need. Hill walking in winter is an enjoyable and rewarding activity but it does require special skills to enjoy the hills in safety. You will learn how to use ice axe and crampons, including self arrest practice on steep ground, navigate in winter conditions and deal with survival situations. Plus you get expert advice on winter gear.The meeting point will depend on conditions but will be in the Ambleside area to give access to Helvellyn where usually the best snow conditions are.


WINTER PRIVATE GUIDED SESSIONS - One Day Course £200 (Up to three people).

It is possible to have private guided sessions on a daily/two day basis. It includes instruction and use of ice axe and crampons. The sessions would be held anywhere in the Lakes depending on where the best snow conditions are.

Click Here for more information on Winter Courses, prices and to how to book.


2018 SCRAMBLING IN THE HILLS - Lake District

This Scrambling activity course is suitable for those with some hill walking experience who now wish to try more adventurous and challenging mountain routes. In the Lake District we have some of the finest mountaineering terrain in the UK and on the Helvellyn massif and surrounding ridges we have some of the very best mountain ridges and scrambling routes. This course provides the opportunity to explore these ridges and gain confidence on high ground as you learn the skills to scramble and climb in safety in exposed places. We cover all aspects of scrambling, both roped and unroped, including the ascent of a graded scrambling route.Topics covered will include: scrambling techniques on rock and mixed ground, use of ropes to protect yourself and scrambling partners.

One Day - Cost £200.00 up to 3 people. Adults Only.

Helmet, harness and safety equipment provided.

Enjoy a day's scrambling in the Lakes - learning skills on the way - with Ron Rutland, MIC. For more information and to book click here.


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Summitreks is near Coniston Water in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Cumbria. From Summitreks main base in Coniston Summitreks can deliver activity programmes and courses anywhere in the Lake District.








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