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When do we run Courses - We run 2 day courses twice a week. Starting on Thursday or Saturdayelop your personal skills and confidence in all elements of hill and mountain walking and hiking. From planning a coastal walk to navigating in complex terrain, this courses is the ideal opportunity to learn the basics and enjoy the countryside. 

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 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.

Where do the courses run?

  • The Lakes - Borrowdale
  • Scotland - Glencoe
  • Scotland - The Cairngorms

When do we run Courses 

We run 2 day courses twice a week, starting on Thursday or Saturday We meet on Day 1 at 10am and aim to finish around 4pm on the last day.

Who are the courses for?

Courses are for anyone who is interested in exploring our mountains, we hope you have some experience mountaineering, but it's not essential. and if you are an aspiring and Mountain Leader but not sure where to start, then this is the ideal introductory course for you. 

We also offer Hill Skills courses approved by Mountain Training in The Pentlands, Cheviots, North Yorks Dales and Peak District.