2017 Winter Courses- Lake District, Cumbria

Winter Skills for the Hills Courses

Course  Director
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.

WINTER SKILLS FOR THE HILLS - NON RESIDENTIAL - 2 Days - £230.00 per person

Included is two days (weekend) instruction and the 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.

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Weekend dates

Dates available for Winter Courses
11th - 12th February, 18th-19th February FULL, 25th - 26th February FULL, 4th-5th March 2017 FULL

Weekend dates in February/March available to book online. Click here for how to book or book by telephone 00 44 (0)15394 41212

Weekend and Midweek dates available to book throughout the Winter. Please book these dates by telephone 00 44 (0)15394 41212
 

WINTER PRIVATE GUIDED SESSIONS - One Day Course £190 (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. To discuss your requirements and book a day/days of your choice telephone 00 44 (0)15394 41212 or email info@summitreks.co.uk

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Recommendations from previous course participants

Winter Skills Courses
Karen 2016

We had such a great time Ron. I can't tell you how much I thought about everything you said. I learnt so much from your considered ways, thank you.

Rob from Newcastle
"My girlfriend and I had a fantastic weekend, learnt how to use ice axes and crampons properly".

Malcolm from Morecambe
"I had such a brilliant time on the course, the instructor was highly professional and extremely informative. The course was delivered in an exuberant manner, we learnt so much from him".

 

BRITISH HILLWALKING LEADERS CERTIFICATE

This course gives hill walkers the necessary training and skills and qualities to lead parties in British hills and remote areas in Summer conditions... Read more

CONTACT DETAILS

Summitreks Ltd,

14 Yewdale Road, Coniston, Cumbria , LA21 8DU

Tel. 00 44 (0)15394 41212
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ONLINE SHOP

VISIT SUMMITREKS ONLINE STORE FOR WINTER KIT

10% Discount on all kit

Crampons / Ice Axes

Waterproof Accessories

Rucksacks

RETAIL SHOP

Visit Summitreks outdoor clothing and equipment retail shop.

Coniston:
5 Yewdale Road, Coniston,
Cumbria LA21 8DU

Summitreks Coniston Outdoor Clothing Store

Tel: 015394 41822

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