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This  2-day course is the official Mountain Training Mountain Skills Course a great way to develop your personal skills and confidence in all elements of hill and mountain walking. 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 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.

Where do the courses run?

  • Helvellyn
  • Langdales
  • Borrowdale
  • Glencoe
  • Cairngorms

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. and if  you are an aspiring Mountain Leader but not sure where to start, then this is the ideal introductory course for you. 




 Based in Glenridding - we spend 2 days exploring the Helvellyn area including Patterdale, Grizedale and High Street 



 Based in  Langdale - we spend 4 days exploring the valley and its surrounding mountains, Langdale is home to so many great mountains. 



 This course is  based in Borrowdale on the shores of Derwent Water. From here we have  access to Scafell and Scafell Pike and surrounding mountains over into  Ennerdale, Our travels will take us beyond the beaten trail. 



 Glencoe has  some our highest and most daunting mountains, based at Glencoe Mountain  Resort we will spend 4 days teaching you how great they are and how you  can get the most from a day out. 



The CiarnCairngormgorm  National Park, home to some of the highest mountains in Britain. Our 4-day course is based at Cairngorm Mountain resort, from here we have easy access to these splendid mountains.