Tasmanian Mountain Guides | Winter Skills Course
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Winter Skills Course

  • Day 1

    • Introductory lessons
    • Gear prep
    • Food provided

  • Days 2-5

    • Tasmanian wilderness
    • Return to origin
    • Living in the field

AU$2000 per person

AU$2000 per person

Winter skills course

 

Our winter skills course will give you all the necessary skills and knowledge to safely move through and camp in an alpine area during winter. This five day course will introduce participants to what living in the cold is actually like, with the end state being that you feel comfortable and secure in a winter alpine environment. The first day is classroom based with the remaining four days living in the field and covering skills such as mobility, living in the field, emergency shelters and navigation. The course is conducted in the Tasmanian Wilderness which has unparalleled beauty and charm. 

What we supply
  • Back pack
  • Water proof pack liner
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag and liner
  • Sleeping mat
  • Stove and fuel
  • Mug, spoon and bowl
  • Rain jacket and trousers
  • Gaiters
  • Safety whistle
  • Food (you will have an opportunity to purchase additional snacks prior to the field phase commencing)
  • Water bladder and bottle
  • Walking poles
  • First aid kit
  • Snow shoes
  • Snow shovel
What you will need to bring
  • Boots (worn in, ankle high with Vibram sole or equivalent)
  • Socks x 1 pair (suitable for trekking)
  • T-shirt x 1 (Merino wool is recommended. Merino will not smell after several days of use)
  • Thermal underwear x 1 set (Merino is recommended)
  • Gloves x 2 pair (one light merino type and one wind/water proof type)
  • Walking trousers (light weight quick drying)
  • Walking shirt (light weight/long sleeved quick drying)
  • Polar fleece or down jacket
  • Tent booties (or lightweight footwear for use around camp)
  • Beanie & neck warmer
  • Sun hat (broad rimmed is recommended instead of a peaked cap)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (polarized is recommended)
  • Toiletries (mainly toothbrush, toothpaste and 100% natural tea tree oil which is a good antiseptic and substitute for soap and shampoo. Even biodegradable soap is unsuitable in a world heritage area)
  • Small bottle of hand sanitizing gel (Dettol 50mL)
  • Small towel (quick dry, micro travel type)
  • Head lamp and spare batteries

 

You may also like to bring
  • Camera (small, in a waterproof bag, consider spare batteries)
  • Book (not too bulky)
  • Notepad and pencil
  • Lip balm
  • Wet wipes