Mountain Training Expedition Skills Module
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Mountain Training Expedition Skills Module

  • Hike
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountain Training Award


This is an optional module available to walking leaders as an addition to the Lowland Leader and Hill and Moorland Leader qualifications. It's an opportunity to increase your skills and is designed to train and assess you to lead groups on multi-day camping expeditions in terrain and conditions within the scope of your leadership qualification. It's ideal if you're involved with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and/or Ten Tors training (among other things) because the skills you'll cover apply to expeditions using commercial campsites as well as wild camping.

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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 successfully complete the expedition module


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

What to Expect

You'll prepare in the morning by covering; equipment selection, food and stove safety, planning expeditions. Then we'll walk to camp, camping over night and walking back to base the next day.

Experience Required

You must have passed your Lowland Leader or Hill and Moorland Leader, logged a minimum of 10 overnight camps and assisted with a minimum two group camps. You'll be automatically registered for this module by Mountain Training when you register for your Lowland Leader or Hill and Moorland Leader qualification.

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 residential 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.

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

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This course will help you become

Able to go camping within remit of your award either Lowland Leader award or the Hill and Moorland Leader qualification.

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