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ESMAT winter weekend is a two day event in the Lake District giving Explorers, Network and Leaders an opportunity to experience walking and mountaineering skills in winter conditions. There are three courses available:

  • Winter Experience (14+) – for people with some summer mountaineering experience, who like the idea of walking in winter conditions (hopefully snow and ice), learning to use ice axes and crampons.
  • Snow and Ice (18+) – here we concentrate on the technical side of winter mountaineering using rope work and alpine techniques to include simulated crevasse rescue, climbing and belaying and mixed ground movement.
  • Winter Leadership Skills (18+) – for leaders who wish to improve their winter mountain skills to enable them to go on and gain experience leading in winter conditions or to apply for a winter permit

The price of the event includes, two nights stay in Derwentwater Independent Hostel, breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday and dinner on the Saturday.

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For more details and application forms contact Gemma Burton on gemma.burton@essexscouts.org.uk

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