Welsh Winter Mountaineering
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 4 People to 1 instructor

Welsh Winter Mountaineering

  • Hike
  • Mountaineering
  • Intermediate
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Overview

Exploring the mountains in winter is an exciting challenge, and ultimately a very rewarding one. The feeling of reaching a peak having navigated varied, icy and snowy terrain is like no other and offers summit views that are unbeatable.

If you're a summer hillwalker and you want to extend your skills to all four seasons and access these moments, Welsh Winter Mountaineering is the course for you. On your five days with us you'll make the most of the unpredictable weather experienced during the winter months and learn alongside our friendly, highly experienced instructors. You'll develop your skills in winter navigation, ropework for travel over rock, snow and ice, and cover emergency bivouacking skills as well as learning the use and choice of ice axe and crampons.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

- You’ll have 5 fantastic days of practical learning out in Snowdonia National Park.
- You'll become confident enough to extend your walking and scrambling skills into a year-round pursuit.
- You’ll learn all the safety skills and considerations you need to feel confident mountaineering in winter.

Itinerary

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect


We'll plan the itinerary in line with your needs and aspirations, and depending on where the best conditions are to be found. There will be five good days 'on the hill'. Expect to cover the use of crampons and ice axe in steeper terrain, exposed climbs on ridges, emergency techniques, including snow shelters, some basic use of the rope, avalanche awareness and using weather forecasts to plan your journeys.

Experience Required

You should have done some summer hillwalking, and be keen to get stuck into some wintery walks.

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

Start your training

Length
5 Days
Start Date
2nd December, 2019
Spaces left
3
Cost
£539
Length
5 Days
Start Date
13th January, 2020
Spaces left
4
Cost
£539
Length
5 Days
Start Date
27th January, 2020
Spaces left
4
Cost
£539
Length
5 Days
Start Date
10th February, 2020
Spaces left
4
Cost
£539
Length
5 Days
Start Date
24th February, 2020
Spaces left
4
Cost
£539
Length
5 Days
Start Date
30th November, 2020
Spaces left
4
Cost
£539
Length
5 Days
Start Date
11th January, 2021
Spaces left
4
Cost
£539
Length
5 Days
Start Date
25th January, 2021
Spaces left
4
Cost
£539
Length
5 Days
Start Date
8th February, 2021
Spaces left
4
Cost
£539
Length
5 Days
Start Date
22nd February, 2021
Spaces left
4
Cost
£539
This course will help you become

confident to get out in the mountains in snowy conditions safely.

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