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Winter Skills Courses

Location: Glenridding, Penrith, CA11 0US

Dates: 06 January 2020 - 03 February 2020

An opportunity to spend a day on Helvellyn with a Lake District National Park Authority Fell Top Assessor as they climb to the summit of the mountain to take snow and weather readings for Lake District Weatherline Service. For each event our Fell Top Assessor will guide you on a route up the mountain, chosen according to snow and weather conditions and the ability of the group members, teaching you the basic skills of snowcraft needed for safe winter walking in the fells and mountains of the UK. 

The day promises to be strenuous, informative, challenging, but also a lot of fun! 

  • Upto 6 participants on a group course
  • £100 per adult

Exclusive Masterclass:

  • A private masterclass with the Fell Top Assessor
  • 1:1 - £250 just you and the Fell Top Assessor
  • 2:1 - £325 you and one guest and the Fell Top Assessor

About the course

A Lake District taster day for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to use an ice axe and crampons for winter walking. A Lake District Fell Top Assessor will guide you through the basic techniques required for safe winter walking in the fells.

  • Start point: 08.30am in Glenridding 
  • Postcode: CA11 0PD 
  • Grid ref:  NY385169 
  • Length: 10-15km 
  • Duration: 8-9 hours 
  • Total ascent: 900m 
  • Highest point: 950m 
  • Grade: Strenuous 
  • A good level of fitness is required 
  • Adults only. Not open to those under 18 years of age
  • Venue Information


Lake District National Park - Winter Skills