Mountain Skills



The Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for walkers interested in applying their countryside walking skills to the mountain environment. Ideally, participants would have done some basic hill walking previously and have a reasonable level of fitness.


DateMountain Skills CoursePrice
22-23/04/20176 places left£100
17-18/06/20176 places left£100
19-20/08/20176 places left£100
14-15/10/20176 places left£100

All our courses take place in the Lake District (Keswick area). The course will adapt according to the prevailing conditions to make the best of any weather.


MOUNTAIN SKILLS – WHAT'S COVERED?

Planning a Journey/Route - how to successfully plan a walk in the mountains of the UK or Ireland
Walking Skills - what things you should consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills)
Navigation Skills and Poor Visibility Strategies - including relocation techniques
Introduction to GPS
Weather - how it affects the mountains and your day out
Clothing and Equipment - how being suitably dressed and equipped can make the difference between a good day out and a bad day out
Environment - how to minimise your impact on the hill and good practice
Hazards and Emergency Procedures - how to deal with any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency

Equipment
Specialist equipment such as group shelter and large first aid kit wil be supplied by your guide. Please download Kit List for the required personal equipment.

Fitness
We will be out on the hill all day (for around 6-8 hours) so a reasonable level of fitness is required. If you would like any advice as to how fit you need to be please get in contact for some advice.

Ratio
This course is run on a maximum ratio of 1 guide to every 8 clients.

Cost
The Mountain Skills course costs £100 per person.

How do I join a course?

Booking is essential on all Hill Skills courses. Contact us by email.