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: to be confirmed

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:
You can download a full kit list here

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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

Anne was fantastic at giving information and communicating once I placed my booking. The day started with simple to complex and was well structured for all of the group. Chris is very easy to speak to and gets his lessons across in a great way. Very knowledgeable and great at passing his knowledge on. I would book again!
Andy Holden, December 2018

Simple and easy to book with plenty of information about the the content of the day plus the required equipment. A great practically-based day encompassing a whole host of areas. Chris delivers the programme in a knowledgeable, clear and concise manner, regularly engaging the student in the process with feedback. He welcomes questions and gives the student opportunities to ask them. Great course again!!!! Learnt loads and can’t wait for the next one.
Phil Brown, December 2018

Another thoroughly enjoyable day. We covered so much in the first few hundred meters including movement, rope work, technique and group management. Finished off with a classic Lakeland scramble. Challenging but great fun!
Martin Bates, January 2019

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