Mountain Skills - 5 Days
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Mountain Skills - 5 Days

  • Hike
  • Mountaineering
  • Intermediate
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Overview

You've got some basic hillwalking experience and now you want to push yourself to be able to walk on steeper, more remote or mountainous terrain.

This five-day course, with a two-day expedition and remote wild camp, is a great introduction to wild walking in the British and Irish mountains. Go walking amongst some of the UKs most beautiful terrain, and take in stunning scenery on a course that will leave you equipped and inspired to access the outdoors again and again in the future.

The beauty of the UKs mountains can be accessed by anyone with the right set of skills and the right knowledge. After this course you will be able to safely explore further and wilder places.

This course covers the Mountain Training Mountain Skills syllabus with added extras, such as an expedition, and time for consolidation. If you wish to receive accreditation from Mountain Training, you can register with for this separately via their website.

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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 walked some classic routes in beautiful Snowdonia National Park, gaining confidence in your navigation skills along the way.

- You will have skills and techniques to allow you to be confident and comfortable planning, and undertaking, your own hill walks in the mountainous areas of Britain and Ireland.

- You will gain confidence in undertaking overnight camps, and the skills to make multi-day expeditions comfortable and safe.

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

Wild camping skills and night navigation.

Experience Required

You should have done some hillwalking, but probably won't have ventured to higher parts and away from paths.

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 to achieve your goals so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and home-cooked food are part of the deal if you've booked accommodation with us - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. We can also a arrange station pick up & drop off if you're travelling by train.

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

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Length
5 Days
Start Date
2nd September, 2019
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Cost
£626
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25th November, 2019
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24th February, 2020
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This course will help you become

This will help you become a independent mountain walker, inspired to undertake your own expeditions in the future

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