Winter Walking Intro - Wales

An introduction to Winter walking in the mountains of Snowdonia.

Suitable For

  • Walkers wishing to learn basic winter mountain safety skills.
  • Walkers wishing to learn use of crampons, ice axe and safety equipment.
  • Walkers looking to gain confidence in the Winter environment

Course Includes

  • Course Transport
  • Equipment hire available

Course Summary


Required Fitness

Course Length

1 day

Course Price


Course Ratio


Time Required

1 day




Course Dates Starting

Start : 15 Dec 2018 - ( 1 day )

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Course Description

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 introduction day 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. Ice axe and crampons including their use is also covered.

We have a selection of ice axes and crampons for hire. 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.

Note: All our instructors are experienced, fully qualified for the course they are responsible for and are qualified first aiders. They will always strive to give you the best experience coupled with ensuring your safety and others.

Course Schedule

  1. Meet and greet (indoors)
  2. Approx 1 hour theory.
  3. Discuss equipment, clothing, weather, emergency procedures and navigation. Avalanche awareness and planning of winter walking will also be covered.
  4. Correct fitting of crampons, introduction to ice axe and safety equipment for personal use.
  5. A journey into the winter mountain environment to put theory into practise.
  6. Return for debrief and course finishes around 5pm

All timings on the mountain are approximate.

Full details will be sent upon receipt of your booking form and payment.



Course Reviews

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.
Clara, Wales