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 done some hillwalking, but probably not at higher levels or away from paths, and now you want to increase and develop your skills, and build the confidence to tackle more challenging terrain. This five day course, with a two day expedition and overnight camp, covers the skills of summer hillwalking for the British and Irish mountains. It's the ideal next step to move you up a level. You'll develop the necessary techniques of navigation, route finding, expedition camping and hazard awareness you need to look after yourself, and your friends or family in the mountains.  This course covers the Mountain Training Mountain Skills syllabus with added extras, such as the expedition, and time for consolidation.  If you wish to receive Mountain Training Mountain Skills accreditation you will need to register for this with Mountain Training.

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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'll have the skills and confidence to walk any of the British mountains.

Itinerary

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

What to Expect


We'll adjust the week to take into account your needs, but over the five days we we'll cover

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 and Expedition skills.


Experience Required

You should have done some hillwalking, but probably not in the higher parts and probably not away from paths.
It's good to get away to the high mountains with confidence..

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

Start your training

Length
5 Days
Start Date
26th November, 2018
Spaces left
6
Cost
£607
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25th March, 2019
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6
Cost
£607
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27th May, 2019
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4
Cost
£626
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Start Date
22nd July, 2019
Spaces left
6
Cost
£626
Length
5 Days
Start Date
2nd September, 2019
Spaces left
6
Cost
£626
Length
5 Days
Start Date
7th October, 2019
Spaces left
6
Cost
£626
Length
5 Days
Start Date
23rd March, 2020
Spaces left
6
Cost
£626
This course will help you become

This will halp you become a independent mountain walker.

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