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Crampon and Walking Axe Hire

22 Jan 2013 - Emma

The Lake District is a stunning place to visit all year round but particularly majestical during the winter when the mountains are covered in snow, but if you are venturing out and particularly onto steeper areas crampons and axes become invaluable.  If you are planning a visit to the Lake District for some winter walking and haven't got any crampons and walking axes we have them available for hire, either as sets or separately.  

The equipment

We have Petzl Vasak Flex Lock Crampons and Petzl Snowalkers 60cm walking axes and also winter waterproofs if you require extra equipment.  

Our location

We are based in Ullswater and ideally situated for the Helvellyn range and the fells in the North East of the Lake District.  However, we provide overnight hire so if you are requiring crampon hire and axes for a weekend or longer we can provide the equipment for wherever you are venturing in Cumbria, or even if you are on your way past to Scotland for some Scottish winter mountaineering.  Our crampons and axes can either be collected from our estate in Watermillock, or from Catstycam Outdoors based in Pooley Bridge and Glenridding.  For more details and prices go to our equipment hire page.

Guided winter activities

If you are new to venturing into the hills in winter conditions we offer guided walks and winter skills coaching whatever your level of experience.  More information on our winter activities in the Lake District can be found on our activities page with the choice of guided winter walks to technical training courses

If you aren’t sure what you are looking for and need some advice, whether it is about our equipment or the best winter adventure for your level of experience, contact us: 017684 86465 or e-mail:

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Crampon and Walking Axe Hire