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HILL and MOUNTAIN SKILLS 

The Hill Skills and Mountain Skills courses are your key to getting started in countryside and mountain walking. There is no experience of hill walking required to attend a course because the content of the course is aimed at beginners. If you do have some experience of hill walking but aren’t confident about planning walks, navigating and understanding the equipment required, then the Hill /Mountain Skills course is an ideal way to learn. 

We aim to make all of our courses enjoyable and informative.  We also have a policy of making reasonable adjustments to ensure that our courses are as accessible as possible.

Is it for me?

To attend a Hill SKills or Mountain Skills course you need to:

  • Be at least 12 years old

  • Have an interest in hill / Mountain Walking

  • Create an account on the Mountain Training Candidate Management System  

  • Register for the Hill and Mountain Skills scheme (12-24 yrs = £10; 25 yrs and Over = £20)

  • Click the relevant book now button below and get started...

 

AWARD STRUCTURE AND COURSES

2020 Hill Skills Courses

Our courses are packed full of information, practical tips, skills and advice which will prepare you for independent adventures in the hills and mountains.  Subjects covered during the course include:  

  • Planning – how to successfully plan a hill / mountain walk 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 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 hills, mountains and your day out. 

  • Navigation in the hills – everything from selecting a compass to navigation strategies and an intro to GPS. 

  • Environmental knowledge – how to minimise your impact on the hill and information on good practice and useful organisations. 

  • Hazards and emergency procedures in the hills – how to respond to any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency. 

Hill Skills

Usually using the  Dartmoor National Park, we start with a short indoor planning skills session before heading out to cover varied terrain and venues to encompass a range of experiences that will enhance the learning process and bring it to life.

 

Mountain Skills

Our Mountain Skills Courses are run on demand and are often incorporated into wider training packages for students, youth groups and prospective leaders.  We can deliver courses in all the major UK mountain areas including The Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, Lake District and Scotland.

2-3 Apr 2020

2-3 Aug 2020

2020 Mountain Skills Courses

8-9 Aug 2020 (Snowdonia)

 

RESOURCES

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Hillwalking Book Steve Long MTUK
Navigation in the Mountains Carlo Forte MTUK
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