Outdoor Skills

Welsh Winter Skills Snowdonia (2 days)

Winter Skills Snowdonia, North Wales

Join us for two packed days of instruction and winter mountain walking in Snowdonia, North Wales. Learn the skills to support you to develop from a summer mountain walker into a winter mountaineer learning new skills to give you the opportunity to move throughout he beautiful alpine snow capped mountains of Snowdonia safely.

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We will teach you to safely plan your winter mountaineering day, from learning how to ice axe arrest, cut steps, move proficiently over winter ground, safeguard each other on steep snow covered slopes and also look at weather and avalanche forecasting, plus how to put them into practice for a safe enjoyable day out in the mountains of Snowdonia and United Kingdom.



Do you want to extend your mountain walking and skills in winter? Then this course is ideal if you already have experience of summer mountain walking, but want to start winter walking in Snowdonia, North Wales and Lake District.

We’ll cover clothing, equipment, additional winter hazards, use of crampons and ice axe, as well as spending 2 days in the mountains of Snowdonia.

You’ll have the opportunity to put new learning and skills into practice.

Whilst the winters can be unpredictable, we’ll make the best use of the weather.

Course Outline

  • Preparation
  • Winter Weather
  • Equipment, Food and Clothing in Winter
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Winter Hazards
  • Avalanche Forecasting
  • Use of Crampons
  • Use of Ice Axes
  • Ice axe arresting
  • Cutting Steps
  • Winter route planning



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