/ Winter Skills Courses for beginners
I'm not sure if I put this on the right post or not, but as I have my Winter Mountain Leader Assessment booked for Feb,I am looking gain some "log book days", by running some mock Winter Skills Courses.
What I am looking for is people that would like to venture into the winter hills, but have had no formal training. Ideally these people should have a summer hill walking background, and as I dont have any spare kit to dish out, they must also bring their own walking axe,crampons and helmet.
It will be run as a full on Course, but without any cost to the student.
I am based in the Lake District, so access to the hills is no issue.The only thing I ask is that you must be able to fit in around my days off from work, which is usually weekdays, though it does vary.I will be in Scotland for the last two weeks of Jan if any one North of the Border is interested.
If you are interested , please email me with your ideas and I'll get back to you, so we can talk about where, when and how.
All the best,
I live in Whitehaven and have a reasonable employer for the occasional day off from work. I have been hillwalking for the last couple if years and was hoping to start some decent scrambling this year but with the weather havent had much chance!
I have some stiff crampon compatible boots and all the required kit for winter walking other than axe and crampons, however have been keen to buy some, just been concerned about using them without any "mock" instruction!
It would be great to get out and experience winter.. I can also bring pies!!
I have also been putting together a climbing rack for next summer and planning on visiting the Dolomites hopefully for some via ferrata and glacier walks. So the experience would be great.
I also have a car and don't mind travelling north if required?
Hi there, thank you for the interest.
we can easily meet up in the Lakes, I only travel from Kendal.
All I need really is to get my Teaching skills to be slick, and I've had plenty of experience with different axes/crampons/boots. It will be run as a Full course, so we can get all you need covered.
please email me and we'll discuss this further, I don't want any Hecklers getting in on the conversation, coz it does tend to go that way on this forum I have found.
the snow seems to be on its way....
I am also interested. Out of country til 26-11-12. Please let me know when you are doing these courses.Pete
I'd be very interested; not done before, able to get hold of bits and bobs, and reasonably free. A long few days together would be better for me than it being split up, but ofc depends on you.
BTW; to get hold of me, email email@example.com and I'll be back to you within a few minutes.
Hi Rich I'd be up for this if you could let me know when - that said I haven't got an issue with taking up some of your time in Scotland in Jan if that would suit you better.
WOW, I'm overwhelmed with the interest. Thank you all very much.
I was speaking to George McEwan t'other day and said it was a great idea to get these "soft skills" going, and that I had a novel way of accumulating experience by using this forum, but I am ultimately having to concerntrate on Mountaineering for my trip to Scotland, so I think now that nearly all of these days will be in The Lakes, weather dependant of course:-)
It's started to snow a little now here, so I will contact people very soon. I apologise if it takes a couple of days, I wont ignore any one.
Bear with me, and I'll get back to you...
Hopefully the conditions in the Lakes will be more suitable in December, so they are most likely to run from december. Will keep you posted...
Bear with me guys, I think I'm going to need to organise some help for me,
There is loads of you.
I will get all your emails together, and I will send out a general message about where and when I will be, and we'll take it from there. I will try my best to get as much notice together as possible.
Here's to a great Winter... CHEERS!
Can you email my personal account so I can get everyone on a general message?
I don't want to leave anyone behind.
Send me an email so I can get you on the list, I don't want to leave anyone behind.
Send me an email so I can get you on the list, I don't want to miss anyone out. Good luck with the job hunting..
Please email me so I can get you on the list, I don't want to miss anyone out.
Can you email my personal account so I can get you on the list, I don't want to leave anyone behind.
can you email my personal account so I can get you on the list.
Are you Winter ML? Or just want to come along for the jolly? I don't mind either way.
I,ve had quite a large volume of enquiries, so you might be useful in any way, shape or form.
Email my personal account with what you would like out of it, and we'll see if it can be accommodated...
All the best,
I would like to thank everybody for their genuine interest in my requests.
I have around 30 people interested now, so I think it is just about maxed out.Keep on asking for now,as I know a few others that may want to take you on board. If you allow, I could pass on your request, and they will be in touch, but no promises.
I will try my utmost to get as many of you involved as possible, but I cant gaurantee it now, unless I can get more Winter ML trained people willing to take some of you guys on to help share the wealth of knowledge and experience that could be gained by everyone involved. You never know, we might even meet some new friends...
Thanks again people:-)
I've put out an email to everyone that has sent me their personal Address, so please check it and let me know if I missed anything.
Also, anyone that has been in contact about it but hasn't emailed me, please do so in the next day or two so I can send you the same info, if you are sill interested.
See you all soon (hopefully),
I can't find your email address so i can send you what I told everyone else. Please email me and I'll tag you in if you're still interested.
Hello "peter from Barrow".
I've sent you an email with all the relevent stuff...It's self explanitary.
I,ve sent out a general email to everyone that has shown interest, but it got a bit messy at my end (I'm not very computer literate).
So, if you haven't received the email from me, please let me know and I'll tag you in.
Hi Rich, been away from forum all week, so just found your thread. Will send you email as very interested if not too late, ta.
Can you send me an email to my personal account then I can get you on the list...
I'm heading out of the door now so it may be a day or two before I get back to you.
Thanks again Jay,
I'm on the 2014 assessment trail and would be keen to get involved, supporting delivery. Winter is my busiest time of year, so need to plan well in advance, March will be better for me but Jan/ Feb possible. I have a couple of long weekends planned in December to find my winter legs and dust off nav skills...
Drop me a line if interested?
check your email, it should tell you what I need from you.
I think it is not possible to take any more people on board now. There is now a total of about 50 , and it's become a collosal job.
Please do not send anymore requests.
Maybe someone else might give it a shot next time, who knows.
Looks like you have your work cut out for you Rich! hope you dont mind the post Hi Jack, but if anyone is still looking for winter skills courses, based in the Lochaber/Ben Nevis area, feel free to contact me!
All the best Rich and good luck on assessment!
Just need snow here then I'm off. From the middle of Jan onwards I'll be up that way for a couple of weeks, so we might bump into each other, have to keep the eyes peeled. it might be worth rattling off some ideas between us then once something has come about. I'll keep you in mind if you want?
have you done the Assessment or waiting for it to come?
I've changed the email address linked to my UKC account so not heard from you. Please mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and perhaps I can help out and get a useful experience myself.
> I'm not sure if I put this on the right post or not, but as I have my Winter Mountain Leader Assessment booked for Feb,I am looking gain some "log book days", by running some mock Winter Skills Courses.
If you are interested to see how it has developed, please have a look on facebook, my kids are known as " rich winter group " ... Lots of pics, banter and even a little bit of film :-)
Thanks to all that have (So far) participated...
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