winter walking course based in snowdonia national park
For summer hill walkers wanting to start out in winter, this will equip you with the skills to stay safe and enjoy the mountains.
This course is designed to introduce you to a range of core skills that will enable you to enjoy and move about the UK’s mountains in winter conditions competently and confidently.
Over the last few years Snowdonia has seen such excellent conditions to allow me to run courses over most of the winter period.
I don't advertise dates for the whole season due to the changable weather, however I am readily available in this time so please contact me with your preferred dates.
I can't guarantee perfect snow conditions when you book in advance, however we can learn other mountaineering skills, postpone to another date or I can offer a full refund.
£180 per person
HOW TO BOOK
Please contact me with your preferred dates
I'll forward you an online booking form to complete and pay for your course
Make sure you check out the terms and conditions
Full payment details are on the booking form
PayPal and credit / debit card payments can be made
SO WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
In winter anything can happen but that's part of the excitement of the day... and when those cold crisp days do appear you'll never forget them!
Based in Snowdonia National Park, a diverse landscape and home to the largest mountain in England and Wales, these 2 day courses are perfect for summer mountain walkers looking to progess to being independant winter mountain walkers.
As a winter walker you need a broad range of skills and awareness of the conditions around you, this of course will help you develop your judgement and how to make the most of your day.
Over the 2 days we will look at the following key skills, more importantly putting it all into context by planning a mountain journery as a winter walker.
Practicing navigational techniques essential for safe travel in winter
Ice axe and crampon work
Efficient use of your boots
Efficient and safe movement on steep ground
Safe travel in the mountains avoiding unstable slopes
Emergency snow shelters
Planning a day out in winter
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?
No, apart from being a keen mountain walker. Winter hill walking is arduous so a good level of fitness will allow you to cope with what at times can be harsh and physically demanding conditions, this will help you get the most out of the course.
WHO WILL RUN MY COURSE?
All courses are run by myself, occasionally if I have to use another Instructor then I will inform you of that. I don’t use instructors unknown to me or who aren’t close friends. The small team that I use are equally as qualified, experienced and keen to share their enthusiasm for the mountains in a relaxed and safe manner.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
All specialist equipment such as crampons, ice axes and helmets can be provided however if you have your any of your own technical gear then you are welcome to bring it along. I will send you a detailed kit list once you confirm your place.
WHERE DO WE MEET?
All my courses are run in Snowdonia from Llanberis or Capel Curig. I will confirm the time and place when you reserve your place.
All instruction and specialist equipment like crampons, ice axes and helmets if required
WHAT"S NOT INCLUDED
You will need to complete an online booking form and pay a deposit of £160 at the time of booking, full payment will need to be completed 4 weeks prior to the course commencing.
If you have other questions that you haven’t been able to find the answer to on my website, then just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE CAN I STAY?
There is a full range of accommodation options in Snowdonia to suit every budget and taste. The ones suggested below operate independently from Paul Poole Mountaineering.
ST CURIGS CHURCH
GUEST HOUSE / INN
GWESTY PLAS COCH
TYN Y COED