This intensive one-day introductory course is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the key skills and competencies you’ll need to enjoy the best winter mountain days of your life this year, in safety and with confidence.
A professionally delivered Winter Skills course based in the easterly bowls of the Helvellyn Massif.
We can't guarantee either great snow** cover or great weather, but we can guarantee that you will learn all the necessary skills to keep you safe during the winter months in the fells of the Lakes or further afield.
** If there really is 'No Snow', then we'll be working through winter safety and navigation, as these skills are also highly necessary for safe travel in the Fells over the Winter Months.
Winter Skills for Runners is a one-day course, ideal for anyone who wants to stay active in the hills this winter. Covering the basics of winter navigation; understanding snow conditions and use of winter kit, it will equip you with the essential skills you need to enjoy the mountains all year round, responsibly and safely.
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A practical day of winter mountain skills theory and practice, running with our expert coaches in and around the Helvellyn Massif.
We will cover:
Focusing on practical tactics and techniques, this course is based in the mountains around Glenridding where we benefit from the most reliable winter conditions in the Lake District.
08:00: Meet at Mountain Run HQ in the Ullswater Information Centre
16:30/17:00: Return to HQ. Course closes.
* If you don't own these items, then please let us know. We have a pool of Kahtoola micro-spikes (and KTS), axes and helmets available to hire at an additional cost of £5 per item.
Please be aware we might be moving at slow speeds at some points during the day: please account for this in your clothing selection. Check the weather forecast in advance of the day and come prepared.
*** Minimum course numbers are 3, maximum are 8.
We reserve the right to cancel the course if we do not hit the minimum numbers. We also reserve the right to stop you from attending the course if you do not possess the correct clothing and/or equipment.
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