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Two Day Mountain Survival Training Expedition

guided two day mountain survival training and wild camp Expedition

A two day wild camping adventure in the Lake District mountains. Perfect if you are looking to step up your skills and grow your confidence to undertake your own independent adventure in the mountains, this two day training course with overnight wild camping expedition will provide you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in the mountains, learning the key skills to survive in this extreme environment.

Below are the learning points that we aim to cover over the course of this two day expedition:

  • Navigation by map (1:25k scale) and compass
  • Route planning including acquisition of resources (water, shelter, re-supply)
  • Suitable equipment to be carried
  • Movement on rough ground, route finding, use of poles, spotting and fall lines
  • Water sourcing, filtration and purification
  • Camp location including camp craft, cooking, leave no trace and waste management
  • Shelter options: Tents, tarps, bivis and more.
  • Weather prediction and forecasting
  • Advanced Navigation
  • Emergency procedures, casualty care, signalling
  • Flora and fauna of the Lake District

Day 1
Leaving our vehicles we shall start our journey into the mountains. During the first day we will aim to achieve around four summits including Great Knott, Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell and Esk Pike, all worthy of a celebration and photo opportunity.
With tired legs and ready for dinner we will arrive at our stunning camp location of Angle Tarn. Here we will resupply with water, cook and surrounded by an epic mountain backdrop fully immerse ourselves into our environment.
Total distance: approx 15km

Day 2
Opening that tent zip early in the morning and being greeted by the mountains is one of life’s great treats. After sourcing our water, cooking breakfast and breaking camp our first ascent will lead us to the summit of Rossett Pike. From here we will focus our efforts on bagging the rocky summits of the Langdale Pikes.
It’s all down hill from here!
Total distance: approx 10km

Returning back to our cars, toilets, and of course the pub, we can relax and reflect on our epic Lakeland mountaineering adventure.

The experience requires a good level of fitness, however, it is suitable for beginner hill walkers. You should be happy to walk over rough terrain carrying all essential equipment.

We recommend that your rucksack has a capacity of around 65L to comfortably accommodate all your personal kit and a proportion of group equipment and your camping tent (tent will be provided by Green Man Survival).

This experience is offered on a private booking basis for you and your group, giving you flexibility to choose the date that works best for you.
The minimum requirement is two adult tickets when booking this private activity.

This two day experience runs from 09:00 on Day 1 to approx 17:00 on Day 2.

Location/meeting point

We will meet you at the Stickle Ghyll car park. The pay and display price is £8 for the day or free for National Trust members. Parking charges are correct at the time of writing but may be subject to change.

Google Pin: 54°26’51.0″N 3°05’25.1″W
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Postcode: LA22 9JX (closest available)


Green Man Survival will provide your tent, stove, map & compass, emergency equipment and water purification for the duration of your adventure. Tents provided will be two-person mountain tents shared between two people.

We will also provide you with your dinner on day 1 and breakfast on day 2, these will be high quality “backpacking” meals from a reputable supplier. Vegan and vegetarian options are available.

You will need to bring packed lunch for both days. We suggest items that will carry well such as wraps, cheese, cured meats etc.

Please see the multi day kit list page for necessary equipment.


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