The aim of our winter skills training is to make you competent to enjoy walking in the mountains in winter conditions. Our winter training will cover the basic skills to allow you to make informed decisions about snow conditions, when and how to use your ice axe and crampons and what to do if faced with an emergency.
Winter equipment such as ice axes, crampons, helmets, harnesses and goggles can be provided free of charge.
Understanding personal equipment suitable for winter hill walking
Personal movement skills, including kicking steps, use of ice axe and self-arrest
Use of crampons
Dealing with emergencies
Avalanche awareness and safe route choice
Intro to winter navigation