WELSH

WINTER

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.

THE DETAILS

 

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.​

COURSE DATES

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.

COST

£180 per person

2 days

Ratio:1:6

HOW TO BOOK

It's simple!

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.

 

  • Equipment selection

  • Practicing navigational techniques essential for safe travel in winter

  • Ice axe and crampon work

  • Self arrest

  • Efficient use of your boots

  • Step Cutting

  • 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.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

All instruction and specialist equipment like crampons, ice axes and helmets if required

 

WHAT"S NOT INCLUDED

Accommodation

Food

Personal Insurance

Personal equipment

 

BOOKING?

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.

OTHER QUESTIONS

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 ppmountaineering@me.com 

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.

HOSTELS

PLAS CURIG

snowdoniahostel.co.uk

01690720225

ST CURIGS CHURCH

stcurigschurch.com

07980 619139

 

GUEST HOUSE / INN

GWESTY PLAS COCH

plascochsnowdonia.co.uk

01286 872122

TYN Y COED 

tyn-y-coed.co.uk

01690 720331

 

CAMPSITES

GWERN GOF ISAF

gwerngofisaf.co.uk

01690 720276

 

GWERN GOF UCHAF

tryfanwales.co.uk

01690 720294

 

BRYN TYRCH FARM

heartofsnowdonia.co.uk

01690 720414 

DOLGAM 

dolgam-snowdonia.co.uk

01690 720228

QUESTIONS

Still have a question? Check out the most common FAQ's here or please do CONTACT ME

CONDITIONS OF BOOKING

Ensure you have a read of our Conditions of Booking before you book your place 

WHATS NEW?

Find out what's been happening on the hill this week as well as any last minute availabilty

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