Mountain Skills Plus

Mountain Skills Plus - 4 Days

Mountain Skills Plus Course Overview - 4 Days  

We’ll cover the full syllabus of the 2 Day Mountain Skills course and then put it all into practice on a 2 day mountain expedition. We’ll start with detailed planning, equipment and nutrition preparation before heading out. We’ll be living out of our rucksacks for the whole expedition and wild camping up high. We’ll introduce some basic rope techniques, night navigation and emergency procedures. 

What does a Mountain Skills Plus Course Cover? 

  • Mountain Skills - we start by covering the full content of the 2-day course
  • Expedition skills - Expedition food, nutrition and cooking. Camp management. Expedition equipment selection, use and care.
  • Hazards and emergency procedures - Environmental and water hazards. Search and evacuation procedures. Emergency shelter skills.
  • Safeguarding yourself with a rope - Rope selection and care. Appropriate knots and rope management. Anchor selection and setup. Using rope alone to protect descent.
  • Advanced navigation - Navigation techniques for night and poor visibility. Micro navigation techniques and route selection.

Who is the Mountain Skills Plus course for? 

This Mountain Skills Plus course is for anyone who is interested in exploring our mountains.  We hope you have some experience in the mountains, but it's not essential. 

Are you an aspiring Mountain Leader?  This is the ideal foundation course for you. We will introduce you to many of the skills covered in the 6 day Summer Mountain Leader course including expedition skills.  

£250 Per Person

 We provide the following for the course:

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

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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