Essential Information for the Lake District
Where do the courses take place?
All our courses are based around the Lake District (but we also work in other areas of the UK, eg the Peak District, north Wales, Yorkshire, the Scottish Highlands by arrangement). We choose a venue for each day depending on the aims of the day and the weather forecast. You will need to arrange your own accommodation, and we usually recommend Ambleside as a convenient location. Info and ideas can be downloaded here: Lake District travel and accommodation
What dates are available?
You choose the date, and we tailor the programme for you. Available dates are shown on the calendar in the Climbing & Mountaineering in the Lake District section.
How much will it cost?
1:1 - £205 per full day, £130 per half day
1:2 - £225 per full day, £140 per half day
1:3 - £245 per full day, £150 per half day
1:4 - £265 per full day, £160 per half day
1:5 - £285 per full day, £170 per half day
1:6 - £305 per full day, £180 per half day
Classic Rock Challenge
1:1 - £230 per full day
1:2 - £250 per full day
1:3 - £270 per full day
What about transport?
We will either arrange to meet you at the venue for the day, or we'll pick you up from your accommodation if you are based in the Ambleside or Windermere area.
What do I need to bring?
We provide all the specialist equipment for each activity. Each participant must come to the activity with the correct clothing - detailed downloadable equipment lists are available here:
Rock Climbing in the Lake District kit list
Mountaineering in the Lake District kit list
Classic Rock Challenge kit list (if you're doing it as a four-day or six-day challenge)
Winter Mountaineering & Climbing in the UK kit list
If you’re in Ambleside and need to buy any kit, try The Climbers Shop in Compston Road, where you’ll get a 10% discount if you mention that you are my client. You can also shop online at The Climbers Shop
Useful blog posts about equipment:
How To Stay Dry Whatever The Weather #1: Waterproofs
How To Stay Dry Whatever The Weather #2: Boots
How To Stay Dry Whatever The Weather #3: Walking In The Rain
How To Kit Yourself Out For Winter In The Mountains
My Top Three Favourite Rucksacks and Why I Like Them
My Top Five Approach Shoes and Why I Like Them