Winter Scrambling Masterclasses in the Lake District

A climber scrambling up a snowy gully - Chris Ensoll Mountain Guide

If you want to brush up your personal skills, or you’re looking at venturing out on steeper ground in winter, this masterclass will be great for you. You will learn how to move quickly without compromising safety, and we will look at how to make good choices and use the best techniques for the terrain. Open to all Mountain Leader holders, and anyone with comparable personal experience.

Venue: will be confirmed in the week before the masterclass, but it will be somewhere in the central Lake District

Dates: 15th December 2018 (fully booked); 17th January 2019

Times: 9am to 4pm approx

Cost: £55 Mountain Training Association members, £60 non-members

Counts as 1 CPD point for MTA members who are Mountain Leader holders

Equipment list:
~ harness *
~ helmet *
~ 240cm sling with screwgate karabiner *
~ belay plate with HMS karabiner *
~ crampons #
~ ice axe #
Let us know if you don't have any of the items marked *, and we can provide them free of charge. Items marked # are available for hire for £5 per item.

Useful blog posts:
Crampon Review and Comparison
Top Tips For Choosing An Ice Axe
What’s The Next Best Thing To A Perfect Pair Of Winter Mountaineering Gloves?
Do You Recognise The 10 Early Warning Signs Of Hypothermia?
7 Top Tips For Rock Climbers & Mountaineers
Crampon Review & Comparison: Petzl Vasak Lever Lock, old vs new
Top Tips For A Safe Fun Winter Season

What do our clients say about us?

Thank you Anne for your quick (and helpful!) replies to emails. A great day out; informative, practical, and good location ...despite the rain, and lack of snow! Thanks Chris for a really helpful day; I feel a lot more equipped to go out on steeper ground in winter than I had done previously. A lot was covered during the day (thanks for making the most of the 'fairly poor' winter conditions!), I'm looking forward to putting it all into practice when we eventually get some snow!
Hilary Gyde, December 2016

four mountaineers with crampons on a snowy summit - Chris Ensoll Mountain Guide