Helveyllyn winter skills - win an exclusive masterclass for two

Win an exclusive Helvellyn Winter Skills course for two people - plus outdoor kit from Columbia and Petzl!

Imagine having a date in your diary this winter for the ultimate Lake District adventure experience - reaching the iconic Helvellyn summit in potentially snowy conditions, guided by the expertise of a Fell Top Assessor from the Lake District National Park.

We are giving you the chance to win an exclusive private course for two people to complete the very first Helvellyn Winter Skills course of the year on Friday 30 November 2018. Not only that, we’re also giving away some great pieces of kit - a coat each from our lead sponsors Columbia and an ice axe from our supporting sponsors Petzl. This amazing prize is worth over £1,000.

All you need to do to be in with a chance to win is answer the question below correctly.

The closing date is 12 noon on Wednesday 19 September.

Our winner will be selected at random through the prize draw and can choose who they would like to bring with them on their ultimate Lake District winter adventure experience!

Our competition has now closed - thank you for entering!

Terms and conditions

As the very first people to complete our Helvellyn Winter Skills course this year we would like our winners to complete a 400-500 word blog telling us all about their experience and send us some photos from the day for use within Lake District National Park marketing channels.

Read the full terms and conditions of our competition here.

Discover more about the Helvellyn Winter Skills course

The one day winter skills course is a unique opportunity to spend a day on Helvellyn with a Lake District National Park Fell Top Assessor as they climb to the summit of the mountain to take snow and weather readings for the Lake District Weatherline Service. 

For each course our Fell Top Assessor will guide you on a different route on the mountain, chosen according to snow and weather conditions. The course will focus on teaching the basic skills of snowcraft you will need for safe winter walking in the fells and mountains of the UK. The day promises to be strenuous, informative, challenging, but also a lot of fun…

  • Start point: 8.30am in Glenridding, Ullswater
  • Length: 10-15km
  • Duration: 8-9 hours      
  • Grade: Strenuous - a good level of fitness is required.
  • Suitable for ages 18 and over

Date: 05 Sep 2018