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Ice Axe Arrest Training

Winter Walking

Winter Walking

Essential Winter Walking Skills

Winter Walking

Hill walking in winter is both highly rewarding and challenging. The short winter days and harsher, more variable conditions, demand much more in terms of organisation, planning, area selection and personal determination than is required in summer. Snowdonia Climbing offers Essential Winter Walking Skills courses as well as Guided Winter Walking.

All our courses are conducted in Snowdonia though can also be conducted in Scotland on request. Course price includes the loan of helmet, ice axe and crampons. Clients will need to attend with their own C1 crampon compatible winter boots.




Essential Winter Walking Skills (Snowdonia) These 2-day courses provide the experienced summer hill walker with the skills to make a safe transition to winter hill walking. These courses are conducted in Snowdonia and cover snowcraft (self belay, self arrest, boot, crampon and axe skills) avalanche awareness, winter weather, winter clothing and equipment as well as emergency shelters and procedures.

Course dates:

2-day course - £180 per person

Guided Winter Walking (Snowdonia) 5 days of guided winter walking on the hills and mountains of Snowdonia. Basic skills such as self arrest and ice axe arrest will also be taught though the emphasis will be on completing classic winter itineraries.

Course dates:

5-days guided walking - £365 per person

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