Introduction to Winter Mountaineering Skills course overview
Discover a whole new set of winter skills to take your walking into the winter. Develop your personal winter skills to move confidently with the use of ice axe and crampons and navigate in the winter mountains. You'll develop a basic awareness of avalanche risks and winter mountaineering skills to move on steeper ground.
We take it a step further on the ropework course. We'll introduce the rope and practice building basic snow anchors and belays. These are essential skills to master before you venture onto steeper ground.
What does this course cover?
Who is this courses for?
You should have some summer hill walking experience, but no previous winter walking experience is needed.
The following kit is available to hire:
Our courses run at the following locations
Our courses are non-residential. Take a look at our recommended accommodation on the resources page.
Winter Hill Walking: If They Only Knew
A magical gaze at the joys of winter hill walking, taking you to a world far above everyday life on the streets.
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All of our Mountain Instructors are members of the Mountain Training Association. We regularly attend workshops to continue our own personal development.
Mountain Training Association is the support and development branch of Mountain Training, offering a range of workshops for trainee and qualified leaders and coaches.