Winter Skills - Cwm Lloer Carneddau

Winter Skills in Cwm Lloer, the Carneddau, Snowdonia.

Paddy enjoying his first winter session in the mountains. In the photograph he is learning to use a mountaineering axe on a short but steep section of ground (Winter grade 1/2).

During this session we used 2 types of axes so that you can experience the advantages and disadvantages of each axe.

A walking axe: This axe is between 60-75cm in length. It is useful as a walking aid, to arrest in the event of a fall and used to cut steps if required.

A mountaineering axe: This axe is between 50-65cms in length. Used for walking and climbing, ideal for cutting steps, to arrest in the event of a fall and used with a rope as a belay anchor.

For further details see Winter Skills. For examples of walks have a look at our Walking pages.

Check out the calendar and course/activity listing. We will add Winter Walking and Winter Skills courses as conditions arise. Contact us if you wish to be added to our short notice list.

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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.