A fantastic weekend focusing on Winter skills

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Oren - controlled ice axe arrest

Oren and Dylan had a fantastic time on their Introduction to Winter Skills course with Joe. This is what Oren had to say:

“My son and I have just come back from doing a 2 day winter skills course with Joe. The course was in preparation for a Mont Blanc summit that we are doing in the summer.

Joe was kind enough to meet us on the day before the course in order for us to get to know each other, check our expectations, fit crampons and ensure we have everything we need for the course. It worked very well as it gave us 2 full days focusing on our skills development.

On the first day we learned things like kicking/cutting steps, self arrest in different situations, using crampons, using an ice axe, avalanche risk assessment and more. Towards the end of the day we went for a short walk with the crampons. The day provided us with so much valuable information – wow.

On the second day we decided to climb Tryfan from the west side. It was full with snow and so beautiful. It was not just a climb; Joe got us involved with route choosing, assessing the snow, and kept challenging us with things like climbing ice patches so we learned to trust our crampons and ice axe. It worked!! We feel so much more confident now.

We both had fantastic time over the weekend. Joe is an excellent guide, happy to answer any questions (we had ton of questions), flexible, and a really nice person. We will definitely do another course with Joe in the near future.”

Oren and Dylan from Dorking.
Course: Introduction to Winter Skills, Snowdonia, North Wales. 30/31st March 2013

Whilst the Winter conditions remain in Snowdonia, take advantage of our latest course listing to develop your Winter Skills. We are taking last minute bookings for Thursday and Friday 11th/12th April. See our Winter Skills pages for more details.

To make a booking please complete the booking enquiry form.

We are happy to arrange private guiding or instruction to suit requirements. So, if you don’t find a course on our website that suits you, please contact us to make a booking enquiry.