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Winter Hillwalking and Mountaineering Skills Courses

 
 

Winter hillwalking and mountaineering are fantastic ways to enjoy the mountains when they are shrouded in snow and ice. Make no mistake though, the challenges that make exploring the mountains in winter so rewarding also make them a much more dangerous place. A simple slope in summer can become a long and dangerous place to be without the right skills. That same slope could also be ready to avalanche. What Snowdonia Mountain Guides offer is several winter courses from basic winter hillwalking skills in both Wales and Scotland through to more advanced mountaineering skills course. On both of these courses we offer training in the following essential winter skills:

  • Fitting Crampons
  • Walking with Crampons
  • Using an ice axe for support
  • Using an ice axe to prevent slipping
  • Using an ice axe to arrest a fall
  • Using an ice axe to cut steps
  • Winter Navigation Skills
  • Avalanche Awareness Training
  • Dependent on your experience and the conditions the course may also include basic snow belays, ascending easy gulles, descending through cornices and constructing emergency shelters. What we do guarentee is that you'll find all our courses both challenging, fun and educational. By the end of it you'll feel a lot more confident to venture out into the mountains in winter.

    Welsh Winter Conditions Guarentee

    Last minute winter skills courses in Snowdonia, North Wales. We offer guiding or instruction in winter skills and we can do one of two things to help you get a course with guarenteed winter conditions. One is book last minute, book within 7 days and we will reduce the cost from £180 to £150 (Subject to availability). If you'd like to ensure we are available for you desired dates then book more than 7 days in advanced and we will guarentee the conditions or give you your money back. So for £180 a day we will give you your money back if the winter conditions disappear on your booked dates.

    Welsh Winter Skills - 2 day

    There is nothing quite like teh mountains in winter. So come and experience the stunning winter wonderland in snowdonia and learn some vital winter skills whilst enjoying classic winter hillwalking routes.

    Price: £300

    Duration: 2 days

    Experience: Previous summer mountain walking experince and good hill fitness.

    Dates: We currently have no course dates set. Please get in touch to set up course dates to suit your needs.

     

    Welsh Winter Mountaineering - 2 day

    Winter mountaineering is the natural extension to Winter Hillwalking and summer scrambling. So come and learn new skills and enjoy classic routes.

    Price: £300

    Duration: 2 days

    Experience: Previous summer scrambling experience and basic winter skills.

    Dates: We currently have no course dates set. Please get in touch to set up course dates to suit your needs.

     

    Scottish Winter Skills - 5 day

    Hillwalking in Scotland in Winter is both physically and mentally challenging, the rewards are amazing. Staying safe requires a whole host of skills which we cover on this course.

    Price: £600

    Duration: 5 days

    Experience: Previous summer mountaineering and a good hill fitness.

    Dates: We currently have no course dates set. Please get in touch to set up course dates to suit your needs.

     

    Scottish Winter Mountaineering - 5 day

    Scottish Winter Moutnaineering is extremely challenging, however it can get you into truly incredible places that feel totally alpine. Our courses help give you the skills you will need to explore on your own.

    Price: £600

    Duration: 5 days

    Experience: Previous winter hillwalking experience and good hill fitness.

    Dates: We currently have no course dates set. Please get in touch to set up course dates to suit your needs.

     

    Welsh Winter Skills - 5 day

    Come and experience the stunning winter in snowdonia and learn some vital winter skills whilst enjoying classic winter hillwalking routes.

    Price: £600

    Duration: 5 days

    Experience: Previous summer mountain walking experince and good hill fitness.

    Dates: We currently have no course dates set. Please get in touch to set up course dates to suit your needs.

     

    Welsh Winter Mountaineering - 5 day

    Winter mountaineering is the natural extension to Winter Hillwalking. It can see you climb up through impressive terrain like gullies adn ridges that border on alpine.

    Price: £700

    Duration: 5 days

    Experience: Previous summer scrambling experience and basic winter skills.

    Dates: We currently have no course dates set. Please get in touch to set up course dates to suit your needs.