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Summer & Winter Hillcraft Skills Training & Lectures...


Some of Peak Activities Sports Division's senior
MIC and MIA qualified instructing
staff have many
years experience instructing hillcraft & winter
mountaineering skills and cross country skiing
in the UK,
the Alps and the Arctic. They are available
for hire as walking guides and mountain leaders
with £5 million Public and Third Party Liability
Insurance Cover.





We and our fully qualified sub-contractors in the Alps
also offer groups
short courses and fun-filled residentials
all year round in the Peak District &
( including our base in the lovely mountains of
Austria )
involving Hillcraft
and Mountain Safety Skills and
Outdoor First Aid Skills. We are always keen to hear
groups with specific hillcraft skills training,
mountaineering skills training
or camping and
skills instruction requirements.
Adventure Racing combines a variety of the
adventure sports on offer at Rock Lea - including
orienteering by day and night - and mountain
biking, abseiling, canoeing / kayaking caving
and high level mountain trekking. Group event
organisers who use our expertise to tailor events
will benefit greatly from our considerable past
experiences and successful past creations.
Scrambling in the Peak District National Park with Peak Activities Ltd.
Rock Climbing in the Peak District National Park.
Hiring a private tutor or Guide from Peak Activities for personal tuition.
Rock skills in the Peak District with Peak Activities Ltd.
Abseiling Skills Training & instruction in the Peak District National Park.
More abseiling instruction photographs.
Mountain First Aid Instruction and First Aid Training in the Peak District.
Using Mountain Rescue Training for team building purposes.
Mountain Walks and Hikes in the Peak National Park.
Mountaineering and skiing in the Tyrol with Peak Activities Ltd.
Map & Compass & Navigation Skills Training in the Peak District National Park.
Orienteering and Treasure Hunts in the Peak District National Park.
    One the great ridge walks we often enjoy with customers along the Edale Valley.
    The wild hills and mountains on our doorstep
    in the fabulous Peak National Park are ideal
    for our Hillcraft training programmes.
    Caroline Jennings - in the wonderful Wilderkaisergebrirge, Tyrol...Adventure Activity Licensing Authority Logo.
    Rock Lea Activity Centre holds a government AALA quality
    assurance & safety licence,
    so we can look after under -18's
    in the remote mountains in summer and
    winter. All of our
    training activities are
    fully insured.
    All of our instructors are experienced fully qualified first aiders.

A party of young sixth formers trekking towards Loch Avon across the wild snow swept Cairngorm Plateau in winter during a training and survival course led and run by Dr. Iain Jennings when he was teaching at the University of Edinburgh and the Snow & Ice Training Officer for the British Schools Exploring Society.  This night was spent in snowholes learning to keep warm and safe in this very hostile wilderness environment.

A group of sixth formers crossing the Cairngorms Plateau in Winter on a training course prior to their going 
on an expedition with Iain et alia for several weeks on glaciers in Arctic Norway - photo : Iain Jennings.

Lose Hill in Winter - viewed from Twitchill Farm Cottages.

Winter in the Hope Valley & Edale...looking over to Lose Hill & Mam Tor.

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Snow shoe walking party above Ellmau in the : Peter Brookes

and just slightly higher - some of our staff snowshoe walking in the Tirol...


Please call us on 01433-650345 if you are interested in running
winter or summer hillcraft skills courses and training events with
our MIA & MIC qualified tutors. We can also run events involving
first aid and mountain rescue skills too- as well as our very popular
abseiling, rock climbing and scrambling courses.
Iain Jennings - photographed at Grossglockner, Austria.
Our senior mountaineering instructor, Iain, in Salzburgerland.
Whether you want to learn GPS navigation skills or simpler
basic mountain navigation and elementary mountain safety
skills... we'll be pleased to hear from you.
We are always very pleased to hear from group organisers who
may want a course tailoring for their school, youth group or club.
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For example, when the "Backpackers Club" wanted a course
in the Peak District on navigation and winter skills tailored
around the needs of their members, we were the first people
they contacted. Their event included navigation training and
first aid and was v. successful. Many other organisations use
us for tailoring events combining hillcraft skills training with
first-aid training for their groups.

Ice Axe training in the snow in the Cairngorms under the aegios of Iain Jennings.

    B.S.E.S. group training in the use of ice axe and crampons
    in the Cairngorms prior to a BSES glacier expedition to Arctic
    Norway with Iain Jennings in 1974 when iain was the Chief
    Glaciologisty and the Safety Officer for groups working on
    the Nevertindsbreen Glacier.
    Iain is a qualified glaciologist and geologist with over three
    decades of experience of leading
    expeditions on glaciers in
    Norway and Sweden & the Alps.


Peak Activities experienced staff are available for all kinds of
sports activities, development training and consultancy work.
Rock climbing & mountaineering with Rock Lea's instructors.
Abseiling tuition.
Orienteering instruction.
Map & compass tuition & GPS training
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Skiing party in sunny Elmmau in the Tyrolean Alps. Instructors John Thomas, Tony Kendall, Caroline Jennings, Iain Jennings, Steve Charles - and of course little Elizabeth who now skis better than all the rest of us put together !

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