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Category Archives: winter skills

Winter skills course: wild on Helvellyn

  Wild conditions for Josh’s 1:1 winter skills course. Gusting 70mph, whiteout, blizzards and loads of deep powder and slab. All good character building winter fun though as we headed out in the wintery Helvellyn range to look at core … Continue reading

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Winter skills: 3 friends on Helvellyn

  Over the last couple of days, we’ve had a group of 3 friends join us for 2 days of winter skills training. Yesterday was spent looking at core techniques, before a trip over Whiteside, Lower Man and then down … Continue reading

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Winter skills: Raise with Sean

  Today we were pleased to welcome an old client back – Sean joined us last year for an ML Refresher (and passed) – today was the first day of his 1:1 winter skills course. Despite worries of depleted snow … Continue reading

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Winter skills course: amazing conditions on Helvellyn

  Wow, fantastic alpine weather in the Lakes today! John joined us for a day of winter skills training. We headed into Red Tarn Cove, where we looked at movement on snow, step cutting, ice axe work and crampon skills, … Continue reading

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Winter mountaineering course: Raise & Helvellyn

  Over the last couple of days I have been running a winter mountaineering course for Summitreks over in Coniston. Day 1 was spent up on Raise in really poor visibility, looking at the core winter skills that you need … Continue reading

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