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This is 4-day course and takes the basic 18 hour Mountain Training Course and extends it 2 days, this gives lots of time to practice the new navigation skills you have learnt, but to take them further afield on an overnight expedition. This will include a wild camp.

What does a Mountain Skills Plus 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 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.
  • 2 days on an expedition with a wild camp overnight. This will include night navigation. (You can hire expedition equipment from us if you don't have your own.)
  • Safety on Steep Ground, how to use a rope in an emergency situation

Where do the courses run?

  • Glencoe
  • Cairngorms
  • Borrowdale

Who are the courses for?

Courses are for anyone who is interested in exploring our mountains, we hope you have some experience, but its not essential.

If you are an aspiring Mountain Leader then this is the ideal foundation course for you. We will look at all aspects of the Summer Mountain Leader and help you prepare for that 6 Day ML Training Course.


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