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OUR TOP COURSES

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If you want to develop your skills and knowledge to take your adventures to the next level the perhaps one of the courses below will help you to do just that.  All of our courses are run by experienced professionals who will ensure your learning experience is safe, enjoyable and tailored to your needs.

BRONZE NAVIGATION AWARD

Start your Navigation Journey with a firm foundation of skills and knowledge. 

Two days packed with opportunities to grow your skills and confidence in the basics of navigation.  One of our experienced and knowledgeable team will guide you through the syllabus which includes reading the ground, reading maps and relating them to the ground, keeping track of where you are and what to do in an emergency.

SILVER NAVIGATION AWARD

Develop your navigation skills with the skills to leave paths and tracks behind and head for the hills. 

On this intermediate two day skills course you will learn the skills  to explore remote and untouched wilderness.  Reading the ground and map in more detail as well as using a compass to maintain direction across featureless terrain are just a few of the skills you will learn and develop.

HILL SKILLS

The Perfect introduction to the hills for novice hill walkers. 

Two days of practical skills and knowledge that will give you the confidence to get out into the hills safely and competently.  The course covers; planning and organising your walk; what gear to take and wear; basic navigation and route finding; walking and navigation skills; what to do in an emergency.  Perfect for individuals, youth groups, schools and aspiring Lowland Leaders.

MOUNTAIN SKILLS

The Perfect introduction to the mountains for novices. 

Two days of practical skills and knowledge that will give you the confidence to get out into the mountains safely and competently.  The course covers; planning and organising your walk; what gear to take and wear; basic navigation and route finding; walking and navigation skills; what to do in an emergency.  Perfect for individuals, youth groups and schools.

ROCK SKILLS

INTRODUCTION

Basic outdoor climbing skills to get you off the ground

A one day course which covers basic climbing skills for those aged 12+ with little or no previous experience.  You will learn: how to choose and fit equipment; basic movement technique; to keep other climbers safe with and without a rope; an ecological approach to outdoor climbing including history and ethics.

On completion of the course you will receive a certificate from Mountain Training.

ROCK SKILLS

INTERMEDIATE

Develop your skills and become a more independent climber

This 2 day course builds on the introduction course s for those aged 13+ with some previous experience.  You will learn: To climb better; develop your belaying skills, select anchors and set up basic climbs; second a lead climber.

On completion of the course you will receive a certificate from Mountain Training.

ROCK SKILLS

LEARN TO LEAD TRAD CLIMBING

Introducing the skills to become an independent trad climber

A 2 day introduction to the skills required to lead climbs on traditional (placed) gear for those aged 14+ with significant previous climbing experience.  You will learn: To choose and climb routes suited to your ability; select and place gear for runners and build belays; safely belay and hold falls for a leader.

On completion of the course you will receive a certificate from Mountain Training.

ROCK SKILLS

LEARN TO LEAD SPORT CLIMBING

Introducing the skills to become an independent sport climber

A 2 day introduction to the skills required to lead climbs on bolted routes for those aged 14+ with significant previous climbing experience.  You will learn: To choose and climb routes suited to your ability; check and clip bolts; safely thread lower-offs; safely belay and hold falls for a leader.

On completion of the course you will receive a certificate from Mountain Training.

PROBLEM AVOIDANCE AND SOLVING

Tricks and tips for avoiding and getting out of trouble! 

Often run as a full or half day, or evening, recommended for established lead climbers.  The workshop examines the main routes to problems and how to avoid them as well as what to do if you cant. the flexible syllabus can include: useful principles of incident management; tying off a belay plate; escaping the system; lowering and abseiling with a casualty; counter-balance abseils

Improve your climbing technique and efficiency

Whether you want to up your grade, break through a plateau in your performance or simply make your climbing easier then a personalised coaching program could be just the thing. contact us to discuss your goals and organise a package.

COACHING

Learn the essentials to get you into this spectacular environment.  

This one day course covers all the essentials you need to safely explore this adventurous environment;  for those with previous leading or significant seconding experience.  subjects include: weather tides and planning; personal abseiling; route finding and movement around the crag; emergency procedures. 

These courses are delivered on request

INTRODUCTION TO SEA CLIFFS

Skills development and guiding for more experienced climbers.

From introduction to advanced skills.  We will design and deliver the course to meet your goals.  Subjects often include; guidebooks and route finding; rope management and belay organisation; efficient double rope technique; abseiling and retreat;  avoiding and solving problems.

MULTI-PITCH ROCK CLIMBING

The British Mountaineering Council's disability awareness workshop is for those who aspire to or work with disabled climbers.  A mixture of theory and practical covers:

​•Appropriate/Inappropriate Language
•Types of Disabilities
•How do Disabilities Occur
•Models of Disability
•Identifying and Tackling Barriers
•Climbing Environments
•Side Supported Climbing
•Vertical Hoists
•Wheelchair Abseiling

CLIMBING FOR ALL

BMC DISABILITY AWARENESS