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.
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 £17 for under 18s). Register Now.
Course Content: The course includes all aspects of the Mountain Training syllabus including:
2 Days - 9am to 7pm day 1, 9am-5pm day 2
Brecon Beacons (see activity map)
£125 plus registration fee.
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