Mountain Skills

Mountain Skills Course - 2 Days

 Mountain Skills Course Overview 

Are you ready to take the leap into the mountains? This two-day course will give you the skills you need to be safe and enjoy those big days out. We’ll introduce you to the world of mountaineering and get you ready to take on your own mountain adventures. 

What does a Mountain Skills course cover?

  • Planning – how to successfully plan a walk in the mountains.
  • Walking skills – what things should you consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills, steep and technical ground etc.).
  • Clothing and equipment – being suitably dressed and equipped can make the difference between a great day out and a complete disaster.
  • Weather – how it affects the mountains and your day out.
  • Navigation in  the mountains – everything from selecting a compass and using a map to navigation in poor visibility and an intro to GPS.
  • Environmental knowledge – how to minimise your impact on the hill, information on good practice and useful organisations.
  • Hazards and emergency procedures in the mountains – how to respond to any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency.

Who is the Mountain Skills course for?

This Mountain Skills course is for anyone interested in exploring our mountains.  We hope you have some experience, but it's not essential. If you are an aspiring Mountain Leader, but not sure where to start, then this is the ideal introductory course for you.

Is this Mountain Skills course not quite what you’re looking for? Checkout our Hill Skills course.  If you have specific requirements, we can deliver a bespoke course tailored to your needs.  

£130 Per Person

 We provide the following for the course:

  • Silva Expedition 4 Compass
  • OS Map of the course area
  • Waterproof map case


Our courses run at the following locations:

  • Lake District - Keswick
  • Cairngorms - Aviemore


Course Booking

  • Instructor ratio 1:8
  • Minimum of 2 for course to run  

Holly and Anna's Mountain Story

Follow Holly and Anna as they explore the West Highlands of Scotland and find out why they love walking in the mountains. 

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Personal Development

Our Instructors are members of the Mountain Training Association.  We regularly attend workshops to continue our own personal development.

Mountain Training Association is the support and development branch of Mountain Training, offering a range of workshops for trainee and qualified leaders and coaches.

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Becoming 'The Wild One'

Join Phoebe Smith as she explains her journey from a 'normal' woman (who liked to sleep in a real bed with a mattress and duvet) to an extreme sleeping, wild camping adventurer. Hear about how she balances her 9-to-5 stressful, full-time job with her 5-to-9 adventures. 

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 Our Mountain Skills courses are accredited by Mountain Training.

If you wish to receive accreditation for this course, you will need to register with Mountain Training 

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