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In this introduction to Wilderness Guiding in Cold environments you’ll build upon the learnings of the first 3 modules of WG1. You’ll deepen your skills on individual preparation on the Go Prepared protocol including risk management, emergency response plan, route planning, leave no trace, nutrition, and equipment. 


After, you’ll venture into winter terrain with skis and pulkas, where you’ll navigate through complex snow terrain while managing your and your group’s energy levels. Shelter building and outdoor cooking can be very challenging in these conditions, so you will need to work as a team. Then, during the solo part of the experience you will put into practise everything you’ve learnt and deepen your connection with the nature of this harsh environment. 


Our highly skilled and experienced instructors will share with you all their knowledge accumulated over the years. It is a truly privileged place to be where you’ll learn from the best. Quickly you will find out that the hard skills are only part of the story and that controlling your mind is just as important. You will become a highly skilled and confident winter conditions guide. 


Taught in English, B2 required

Taught in the wilderness, good shape required

Maximum participants per course 12

84 hours, 7 days, presential only


February 23 to March 2, 2025

Group of people practicing going up the mountain with their equipment


  • when part of WG1

  • 1350€ as a stand alone course


Training manual

EWES Instructors

Accident insurance

Safety equipment

Part of the equipment (skis, snowshoes, pulkas, group tent)

Sat phone and radio


Personal Locator Beacons (PLB)

Lodging for the first and last night


Personal equipment

Transport to destination

Food during training


Equipment rental