Winter Skills

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

LAKE DISTRICT

SORRY, BUT ALL WINTER COURSES ARE POSTPONED/CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. 

I offer a large range of winter courses, from beginners group courses to advanced 1:1 tuition, there is something for everyone.

 

Courses can be looked at and booked below.

 

If you can't find what you're looking for then get in touch because I love creating bespoke courses!

GROUP COURSES

  • 2 day Scrambling Workshop for Hillwalkers, Snowdonia, £100
    24 Jun, 09:00 BST – 25 Jun, 17:00 BST
    Snowdonia National Park, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd LL48 6LF, UK
    A two day Scrambling Workshop for Hillwalkers in the South East Lakes. Come along and learn how to move confidently and competently on steep, rocky terrain and graded Scrambles in the hills!
  • Run the Ridges; Snowdonia
    Sat, 26 Jun
    Llanberis
    26 Jun, 09:00 – 27 Jun, 18:00
    Llanberis, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55, UK
    Run the Ridges is part of a series of 2 day running events throughout the UK, run by Alice Kerr Mountaineering. The aim is simple - head out and run across the best ridges that we can get our feet on!
  • Women's Climbing Weekend - Rock Climbing Day - Saturday 3rd July
    03 Jul, 09:00 – 17:00 BST
    Llanberis, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55, UK
    Women's Climbing Weekend, North Wales. Saturday, 17th April 2021. Beginner friendly day, but no need to be a beginner!
  • Women's Climbing Weekend - Intro to Lead Climbing - 4th July
    04 Jul, 09:00 – 17:00
    Llanberis, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55, UK
    Women's Climbing Weekend, North Wales. Sunday 4th July 2021. An introduction to all the skills you need to lead traditional rock climbing.
  • Scrambling Masterclass for Skyrunners, North Wales
    Sat, 17 Jul
    Snowdonia National Park
    17 Jul, 09:00 – 18 Jul, 17:00
    Snowdonia National Park, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd LL48 6LF, UK
  • Women's Climbing Weekend - Intro to Climbing - 17th July
    17 Jul, 21:00 – 21:05
    Llanberis, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55, UK
    Women's Climbing Weekend, North Wales - Day 1 - Introduction to Climbing
  • Women's Climbing Weekend - Sunday 18th July
    18 Jul, 09:00 – 17:00 BST
    Llanberis, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55, UK
    Women's Climbing Weekend, North Wales. Sunday 20th June 2021. For the more experienced climber - multi pitch climbing and lead trad climbing!
  • 2 day Navigation Course, Snowdonia, £100
    19 Jul, 09:00 – 20 Jul, 17:00
    North Wales, North Wales, UK
    Come out and learn all the key skills to get yourself Navigating around the hills confidently and competently. No prior experience necessary.
  • Intro to Leading Traditional Climbing - Snowdonia
    24 Jul, 09:00 – 25 Jul, 17:00
    Llanberis, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55, UK
    2 days covering all the skills needed to begin leading traditional rock climbing. Anchor building, gear placement, ropework!
  • SKYE RUNNING MASTERCLASS, Isle of Skye
    14 Aug, 09:00 – 15 Aug, 17:00
    Skye, Skye, United Kingdom
  • Sky Running Course - Run the Ridges; Glen Coe
    21 Aug, 09:00 – 22 Aug, 17:00
    Glencoe, Glencoe, Ballachulish PH49, UK
    Run the Ridges is part of a series of 2 day running events throughout the UK, run by Alice Kerr Mountaineering. The aim is simple - head out and run across the best ridges that we can get our feet on!
  • Summer ML Assessment Prep Weekend
    28 Aug, 09:00 – 29 Aug, 17:00
    Llanberis, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55, UK
    Navigation, Ropework, Environment and Leadership - Come for 2 days of prepping for your Summer ML Assessment!
  • Scrambling Workshop for Hillwalkers, Lake District, £100
    11 Sep, 09:00 – 12 Sep, 13:00
    Staveley, Staveley, Kendal LA8, UK
    A two day Scrambling Workshop for Hillwalkers in the Lakes. Come along and learn how to move confidently and competently on steep, rocky terrain and graded Scrambles in the hills!
  • Women's Climbing Weekend - Saturday 18th September
    18 Sep, 09:00 – 17:00
    Llanberis, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55, UK
    Women's Climbing Weekend, North Wales. Saturday, 25th September 2021. Beginner friendly day, but no need to be a beginner!
  • Women's Climbing Weekend - Sunday 19th September 2021
    19 Sep, 09:00 – 17:00
    Llanberis, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55, UK
    Women's Climbing Weekend, North Wales. Sunday 26th September 2021. For the more experienced climber - multi pitch climbing and lead trad climbing!
  • BMC Ready to Rock (Women's Course)
    02 Oct, 09:30
    Llanberis, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55, UK
    The Women's Ready to Rock courses are designed to help women indoor climbers to make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment.
  • Navigation Refresher!
    Fri, 08 Oct
    Staveley
    08 Oct, 09:00 – 17:00
    Staveley, Staveley, Kendal LA8, UK
    Come out and learn all the key skills to get yourself Navigating around the hills confidently and competently.
  • Advanced Navigation - Lake District
    09 Oct, 09:00 – 10 Oct, 17:00
    Grasmere, Grasmere, Ambleside LA22, UK
    A 2 day Advanced Navigation Course in the Lake District (with optional tag on reminder day before hand (8th October)

pRIVATE COURSES AND TUITION

Introduction to Winter skills

This course is designed to introduce summer hill and mountain walkers to the new skills required for winter. Giving you the skills to confidently approach winter and learn about the equipment required, as well as how to use it and when to use it, this course will cover all the basics. 

Covering subjects like:

-Winter Clothing and Shoes

-Planning a Winter Day

-Basic winter Navigation

- Crampons and Axes - What do you need, when?

- Movement in Crampons and Axes

- Basic emergency shelters

As well as anything else you would like to cover. This is a comprehensive introduction to Scottish Winter!

Courses can be run for 1 - 4 people and are 1 and 5 days long. 

£200.00 per day 

foundation Winter Navigation

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Being able to navigate confidently is vital to having a fun and safe time in the hills during winter. Intro to Winter Navigation will help you to begin to transfer summer navigation skills inot the more refinded ones required for winter. 

Covering subjects like:

- Planning a winter day

- Route selection when on the hill

- Terrain and contour recognition

- Compass bearings

- Pacing and Distances

- Poor visibilty techniques

This course is perfect for anyone looking to take their navigation skills and improve them for the trickier conditions that winter throws at you!

Courses can be run for 1 - 4 people and are 1 and 5 days long. 

£200.00 per day 

Advanced Winter Navigation

Looking to take your winter navigation skills to the next level?

This course is perfect for you! Challenging and changing conditions in winter make confident navigation a must-have skill for the seasoned winter walker. 

Covering subjects like:

- Zero visibility navigation

- Complex terrain and contour recognition

- Navigating around dangerous features

- Accurate distance measurements

- Challenging navigation 'tests'

Come for just one day - or stay for a week - to challenge and improve your navigation to bring it up to a level that leaves you feeling confident in even the worst weather!

Courses can be run for 1 - 4 people and are 1 and 5 days long. 

£200.00 per day 

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Introduction to Winter MOuntaineering

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Take your winter skills to the next level with a course in the basics of Scottish Winter Mountaineering. Moving from walking terrain to Graded routes is a big step in your winter journey, so come along on a course to help you get a solid foundation in the skills required. 

Covering topics such as:

- Route Selection

- Getting to and from a route

- Movement on steep ground

- Risk and judgement

- Correct use of winter equipment (axes, crampons, poles)

Intro to Winter Mountaineering will give you the skills necessary to plan and execute days in Scottish Winter that include Grade 1 gullies and ridges, as well as the techniques required to continue your journey towards winter climbing. 

(n.b. This course does not include the use of a rope and harness)

Courses can be run for 1 - 4 people and are 1 and 5 days long. 

£200.00 per day