This course is a practical introduction to the skills required to getting out safely in the mountains.

The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and essential safety skills required to start pursuing their own participation in mountain walking as a leisure time activity. This Mountain Skills course is provided by Gary Evans Outdoors. 

The Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for walkers interested in applying their countryside walking skills to the mountain environment. Ideally, participants would have done some basic hill walking previously and have a reasonable level of fitness. Skills in map and compass, mountain weather forecasting, movement through steep ground, planning and preparation, emergency procedures, seasonal effects and the mountain environment all form the syllabus of this course. The course is run in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales and skills learnt here are transferable to other mountainous areas of the UK.

Prerequisites: Some experience walking and navigating in open county is required to make the most of this course. Participants must be aged over 14. You must also register with Mountain Training before you can book on the course (£20 or FREE for under 18s). Register Now.

Course Content: The course includes all aspects of the Mountain Training syllabus including:

  • Planning
  • Walking Skills
  • Clothing and Equipment
  • Weather
  • Navigation in the hills
  • Environmental knowledge
  • Hazards and emergency procedures

Course Duration:

2 Days - 9am to 7pm day 1, 9am-5pm day 2

Course Location:

Brecon Beacons (see activity map)



2021 Dates:
• Sept 18-19
• Oct 16-17

• Nov 13-14