Mountain Skills Course


2 or 4 days.

Brecon Beacons, the Lake District or North Wales

People On Mountain

This 4-day course will equip you with the skills to navigate and comfortably negotiate all kinds of mountainous terrain, plan more adventurous expeditions, and look after yourself and others.

On the Mountain Skills Course, we will cover the following areas:

  • Complex contour interpretation
  • Navigational strategies
  • Pacing and timing
  • Night navigation/poor visibility techniques
  • Relocation strategies
  • Micro-navigation
  • Fauna & flora
  • Basic scrambling
  • 2-day expedition with overnight wild camping
  • Camp craft & management
  • River crossings

We will also be looking at:

  • Planning a journey
  • Basic weather forecasting and knowledge
  • Emergency procedures
  • Access and conservation
  • Possible use of a GPS (satellite-based navigation system)

The course lasts for 4 days, and is run in the Lake District or North Wales. Our client-to-instructor ratio does not exceed 6:1, so that we can give you our fullest attention.

All of our courses are tailored to suit your availability and experience, taking into account any individual needs and fitness levels.

Cost: Click here

Course Location: Lake District or North Wales.

Kit: We will discuss any specific kit requirements with you when you make a booking.

Minimum Requirements: Suitable for anyone who has attended the Introduction to Navigation Course, or who is comfortable using a map. A high degree of physical fitness is not required. If in doubt about whether the course is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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