Mountain Skills Courses

Introduction

We offer a range of mountain skills courses in the Lake DistrictSnowdonia and Scotland. These cover everything from clothing and equipment, the weather, scrambling skills and navigation.

Dates

We do not schedule these in advance on specific dates, as we prefer to make each one bespoke for you and adapt them to cater for different levels of ability and experience.

Purpose

You may be a total novice to the outdoors and don’t even know what you need to wear. Perhaps you have experience on some of the lower hill ranges in the UK, but want to venture into the higher mountains and are unsure if you are ready for it. You might even be an experienced mountain walker progressing through the Mountain Leader scheme and want a refresher or someone to test your skills.

Whatever your level of mountain walking experience, then one of our bespoke mountain skills courses could be just what you need.

Instructor:client ratio

The maximum ratio for these courses is 1:8, depending on the exact aim and activities.

Other courses:

If the mountain skills course doesn’t sound right for you, then have a look at some of the other courses and guiding that we offer:

Mountain skills courses in Snowdonia, the Lake District and Scotland

Course Details

Who is the course for?

Mountain skills courses are for anyone and everyone, from the complete novice to the aspiring Mountain Leader.

Where is it held?

We generally run mountain skills courses in the Lake District and Snowdonia, but we also use areas of Scotland, for example GlencoeBen Nevis and the Cairngorms, by arrangement.

How long is the course?

Courses are a minimum of one day in duration, but are often booked as a two-day weekend. We can also run the course for longer periods, perhaps separated by a few days to give time for you to reflect and practice, or in one intensive burst, such as a 5-day week long course.

What does the course cover?

This course is completely bespoke. We will discuss your current experience and aspirations in some detail, and identify what would be the most useful skills to help you progress towards your personal goals. Together, we will then devise a plan to address those aspects.

What equipment is included?

You will need to provide: warm clothing including a waterproof jacket; walking boots; and a rucksack of about 30 litres.

We will:-

  • Provide any technical equipment, such as ropes, should they be required.
  • Discuss an appropriate kit list when you book.

What  does it cost?

Prices for one day start at £180 for one person; £200 for two people (i.e. £100 per person); £220 for three people (i.e. £73 per person); £240 for four people (i.e. £60 per person); etc. From the 4th day, a discounted rate will apply.