Who is the weekend for?
Any member of The Scout Association over the age of 14.
(Note: Scouts between the ages of 14 and 18 must be with an adult Leader who will be responsible for them when not on the hill.)
The weekend comprises two options:
WINTER EXPERIENCE COURSE (Minimum age 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.
There will be ample opportunity to learn navigation and mountain craft skills whether there is snow or not
SNOW & ICE TECHNIQUES COURSE (Minimum age 18)
This concentrates on the technical side of Winter mountaineering using ropework and alpine techniques to include crevasse rescue (simulated of course – this is the English Lakes), climbing and belaying, and mixed ground movement.