An introduction to winter walking in the mountains of Snowdonia. A great way of learning the essential skills for venturing into winter conditions.
Venturing out into the winter mountain environment brings different challenges to summer conditions. Not only does the weather tend to be more harsh but the physical demands are also greater. Our course is designed to teach you the exact skills to help you to walk safely in winter. We will show you how to plan a winter's journey. what to wear and carry and how to navigate in winter whilst choosing safe routes.
We will cover the use of crampons, ice axe and how to select winter clothing and equipment. You will learn about planning a winter journey, winter weather, understand avalanche forecasts and develop a good awareness of winter conditions and how they affect us on the mountains. By the end of the course you will feel confident to have your own winter adventures!
Please contact us if our course dates don't match your dates as we often arrange alternative dates or bespoke courses as our course dates reflect the current weather conditions.
Ice axe and crampon hire are included in the price. You will need your own winter boots.
Please contact us for advice if you are unsure.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course and you should have experience of summer mountain walking.
The maximum number of people on our course will be 6. This is part of the additional safety measures introduced by us to reflect the Covid-19 period.
Note: All our staff are qualified, knowledgeable and will always strive to give you the best experience coupled with ensuring your safety and others.
All timings on the mountain are approximate.
Full details will be sent upon receipt of your booking form and payment.
Wow - what a day! Completed the Welsh Winter intro course today and learnt more in one day than I have in years. Thanks Steve. Can’t wait for the next one!
Paul Brook, Anglesey
Winter skills - really enjoyed the day. and learnt so many new skills. Confidence has developed massively! The package is tailored to your needs while remaining on syllabus. Very responsive/professional from the point of making an enquiry. Informal and friendly teaching while maintaining professional standards.I would highly recommend to local people/groups as well as those from afar.