Winter Short Roping Masterclasses in the Lake District

A mountaineer with coils of rope on a snowy mountain - Chris Ensoll Mountain Guide

A two-day masterclass for full AMI members (MIA holders, MIC trainees and MIC holders) wanting to further their knowledge and experience of managing clients in winter short roping situations, and improve their interpretation of terrain and associated techniques. The two days will include:
~ foundations of short roping
~ coaching movement for safe travel over steep ground
~ short roping on consequential ground, scrambles and easy climbs in the winter environment.

Venue: will be confirmed in the week before the masterclass, but likely to be in the central or southern Lake District

Dates: to be confirmed

Times: 9am to 4pm approx

Cost: £105

Counts as 2 CPD points for full members

Equipment list: 
~ the usual personal gear for a full day out in the mountains
~ a short rope
~ a small rack
~ leather gloves
~ harness
~ helmet
~ crampons
~ ice axe

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What do our clients say about us?

A well thought though couple of days. Chris's skill and experience is complemented by him obviously embracing coaching wholeheartedly and doing everything with thought, progression, appropriate differentiation and allowing times for learning. A brilliant couple of days.
Danny Brown, January 2019

It was very easy to book onto this course and completing the payment online seemed very easy. It was clearly advertised through the Mountain Training website and came at a convenient time for me. Because short roping covers such a grey area, it was really helpful to keep being reminded of the basic principles which remain the same at all stages of the progression from ML confidence roping through to guiding. It was also good to have space to test out all the techniques in realistic situations. Chris's enthusiasm for this subject shone through everything he said. He clearly wants us all to get better at short roping and looking after our charges generally. For me these two days were quite intense and a timely revision of skills that had undoubtedly grown sloppy since my MIA assessment over 20 years ago.
Ian Oldham, January 2019

A group of winter mountaineers with coils of rope - Chris Ensoll Mountain Guide