Our 4-day mountain skills 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
- Fauna & flora
- Basic scrambling
- 2-day expedition with overnight wild camping
- Camp craft & management
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)
An ideal course for anyone who wants to be confident in the use of navigational strategies, and relocation strategies in poor visibility or at night, and have the confidence to go wild camping. We look at complex contour interpretation, and the more complex navigational strategies. By the end of the course we would like you to be sufficient in the use of micro navigation/night navigation.
On this course we will go for a 2-day expedition, wild camping, looking at campcraft, and how to look after yourself. We will do some navigating at night, and putting into practice all of the navigational skills learnt.