Winter Mountaineering Course

The weekend of 17th – 19th February sees a return to Patterdale Hall in the Lake District for the annual Winter Mountaineering Course. The weekend is primarily an opportunity for young people (Explorers and Network) to experience Winter Mountaineering. It is not suitable for those completely new to hill walking; a good guide to the level is that you are working towards or have completed your Gold DofE expedition. If you’re not sure if it’s for you, please contact me on 07810 798767 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

It’s also a good opportunity for those looking to develop their skills as mountain leaders: we will pair you up with an experienced leader and give you a chance to practice your skills with a real group. This weekend will of course also be the ideal time to be assessed for a Scouts Hill Walking Permit.

*Call For Leaders*

As well as leaders for the walking parties, we will need a team of leaders to be responsible for the Explorers off the hill, and we are also looking for minibus drivers to help get people to the event.


If you're interested, please complete the attached application form or fill in the online application Here