The winter environment in the UK's mountains is like no other. During the winter months mountainous regions transform into very serious places to be. On the otherhand, times spent exploring and learning within these environments are amazing experiences and can valuble to mountaineering development.
Learning the skills required to operate in winter conditions is essential to safetly travel within the mountains. Olly can provide winter skills courses ranging from one to five days where skills can be introduced and practiced then consolidated in numerous locations.
Skills that can be covered include:
- Winter equipment and clothing
- Movement on snow
- Self arrest and self belay using an ice axe
- Use of crampons
- Winter navigation skills
- Winter weather
- Snow and avalanche awareness
- Emergency shelters