Jim McNeil and his team at Ice Warrior have a great reputation for their work in the polar regions. I was recently e-mailed by the team about a new set of polar training courses on offer later this year so thought I'd share them with you all.
If you've got some time later this month then get in contact as there are several courses taking place on Dartmoor but I recommend you check out their full list of training weekends and courses here: http://www.ice-warrior.com/Polar_Training.htm.
This training would be perfect for those wanting to become more confident in the outdoors and those specifically looking to head out in Winter, and to the Poles. For those looking to go further from home than Dartmoor there are trips to Svalbard early next year, the link above will tell you more.