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Winter Skills Courses - Helvellyn

Event Name Winter Skills Courses - Helvellyn
Start Date 1st Dec 2018
End Date 30th Apr 2019
Duration 151 days
Description

Winter Skills Team

One Day Winter Skills Courses

An opportunity to spend a day on Helvellyn with a Lake District National Park Authority Fell Top Assessor as they climb to the summit of the mountain to take snow and weather readings for Lake District Weatherline Service. For each event our Fell Top Assessor will guide you on a route up the mountain, chosen according to snow and weather conditions and the ability of the group members, teaching you the basic skills of snowcraft needed for safe winter walking in the fells and mountains of the UK.

The day promises to be strenuous, informative, challenging, but also a lot of fun!

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Group Course:

  • Up to 6 participants on a group course
  • £100 per adult

Dates and booking for group course >

Exclusive Masterclass:

  • A private masterclass with the Fell Top Assessor
  • 1:1 - £250 just you and the Fell Top Assessor
  • 2:1 - £325 you and one guest and the Fell Top Assessor

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About the course

A Lake District taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking. A Lake District Fell Top Assessor will guide you through the basic techniques required for safe winter walking in the fells.

  • Start point: 08.30am in Glenridding Postcode: / grid ref: CA11 0PD / NY385169
  • Length: 10-15km
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Total ascent: 900m
  • Highest point: 950m
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • A good level of fitness is required.
  • Adults only. Not open to those under 18 years of age.

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Your instructor

The courses are run by our Fell Top Assessors who summit Helvellyn daily through the winter months so they know the winter conditions out on the fells as well as anyone. 
Dates

The winter skills course run from December through to April. 

In the event that there is a lack of snow or snow conditions are deteriorating, a course will continue with a mountaineering day. The day will provide the opportunity to experience a day in the mountains with our highly skilled and qualified Fell Top Assessor(s). 
In the event of adverse weather, our Fell Top Assessor(s) will make a decision on the day as to whether the event will proceed or an alternative is offered. Their decision is final.

There must be a minimum of 2 participants / maximum of 6 for the group courses to run. All courses must be booked in advance.  

Disclaimer: Winter hillwalking is a potentially hazardous activity. Although all reasonable steps are taken to ensure the safety of people participating in the events listed, individuals do so at their own risk. Your instructor reserves the right to refuse to guide anyone who does not have appropriate clothing and footwear.

Please read our full terms and conditions before booking

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