FITNESS AND EXPERIENCE
No mountain experience is necessary. If you are walking fit and healthy you should be able to complete this hike. The routes we are taking are entirely non-technical but there is some steep ground. You will need to carry an 18kg rucksack including your camera kit, food, water and the camping gear you will be using.
You should provide your own spring walking kit. Clothing should include baselayers, mid-layers, a down jacket and full waterproofs (jacket and trousers). You must have sturdy waking boots, not walking shoes/trainers. I would recommend keeping camera kit simple – an SLR, a wide-angle lens, a telephoto lens and a tripod.
You can hire Rab Neutrino 400 sleeping bags and Neo Air Xtherm sleeping matts, stoves and (shared) 2-man Terra Nova Quasar tents, perfectly designed for high mountain use. The hire price for all the items is £30. I will provide a complete kit list but the major item to pick up is a 60-70L backpack.
We will both be on hand at all times to help you with your images should you wish. With a small group size (maximum 6, 3:1 ratio) there will be plenty of opportunity for 1-to-1 time with both of us. The level of independence and tuition is entirely flexible, depending on individual interests and needs.
Aside from photography this trip is a great opportunity to learn the planning and outdoors skills to conduct your own outdoor adventures!
TRANSPORT AND MEETING
We'll be meeting in Keswick at 2pm. Keswick is easily accessible by road or public transport. If you have any questions about travel arrangements please let one of us know.
We'll be staying in mountain tents for the duration. If the forecast is spectacularly bad we will cancel, but if its just windy or a bit wet we'll just adjust our plan - it will be fun!
This workshop is priced at £230 for the long weekend, £30 kit hire. The deposit is £100 with the remaining £130 due a month before the workshop starts.