Mountain Skills - 2 Days
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 8 People to 1 instructor

Mountain Skills - 2 Days

  • Hike
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountain Training Award
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Overview

If you want to make the move from hillwalking to mountaineering, this two day Mountain Skills course will help you progress. Push yourself to walk on steeper, remoter or more mountainous terrain as your instructor introduces you to the new considerations you’ll have to take into account when walking on British and Irish mountains.
 
Covering everything from pace and nutrition, to clothing systems and weather and navigation, this course will set you up with the basic skills you need to feel safer walking in mountainous terrain where you might be further from the path, and in more unpredictable conditions. The rewards of pushing your walks further and higher are immense, and this course could help you unlock them.
 
This course covers the Mountain Training Mountain Skills syllabus. If you wish to receive Mountain Training Mountain Skills accreditation you will need to register for this with www.mountain-training.org

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

- You will have gained the skills and techniques to be confident and comfortable planning and undertaking your own hill walks in Britain and Ireland.
- You will experience two days of active learning out on the hill in the beautiful Snowdonia landscape.
- You will have the opportunity to receive an accreditation from the Mountain Training Trust.

Itinerary

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

Your highly qualified and experienced instructors will take you through


Planning – how to successfully plan a walk in the mountains in the UK or Ireland

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.

Experience Required

You will gain more from this course if you have already done some hillwalking or attended a Hill Skills course.   You’ll should be able to walk in the region of six to eight miles for up to six hours each day on rough terrain, but rest assured we will tailor the course to the needs of those attending.

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

We want to help you focus on achieving your goals so if you're staying with us, comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal, you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified staff, to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

Start your training

Length
2 Days
Start Date
10th August, 2019
Spaces left
7
Cost
£208
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2 Days
Start Date
17th August, 2019
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7
Cost
£208
Length
2 Days
Start Date
21st September, 2019
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3
Cost
£208
Length
2 Days
Start Date
30th September, 2019
Spaces left
8
Cost
£208
Length
2 Days
Start Date
12th October, 2019
Spaces left
8
Cost
£208
Length
2 Days
Start Date
28th October, 2019
Spaces left
8
Cost
£208
Length
2 Days
Start Date
23rd November, 2019
Spaces left
8
Cost
£208
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