Mountain Skills

Mountain Skills
Do you want to gain the mountain skills necessary to enjoy all the mountains have to offer in Summer conditions? Then our summer mountain and hill skills course are ideal.  

This five day Mountain Skills course aims to introduce you to a wide range of skills for venturing into the UK mountains in summer conditions. To achieve this we spend the week out in the hills exploring the best Snowdonia has to offer for hillwalking and basic scrambling. In doing so we get to introduce and utilise those mountain skills in real-life situations. The week breaks down like this.

  • Day 1 – A day of basic navigation.
  • Day 2 – Putting the navigation into practice over a complete mountain route.
  • Day 3 – A basic scrambling day with some night navigation.
  • Day 4 – An introduction to emergency rope work.
  • Day 5 – Putting it all together on a more demanding Mountain Day.

Our aim is to take you from potentially having never taken yourself into the mountains under your own steam to being able to take yourself out into mountainous terrain anywhere in the UK during summer with confidence. In essensce we are going to get you to apply those mountain skills we teach you on the types of terrain you can expoect to find in the mountaisn of the UK and beyond.

 
 
Prior Experience: Some walking experience recommended
Duration: 5 Day
Cost: £600
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Course Start Dates:
April 2, 2018
  • NB: We can arrange course dates to meet your requirements.

  • To book, find out more or to arrange an alternative date email us here.
    …or call us on 07872565225

    Photos from Previous Courses

    Looking down the crux section of the Dolmen Ridge a classic Grade III scramble, in the ogwen valley.

    Looking down the crux section of the Dolmen Ridge a classic Grade III scramble, in the ogwen valley.

    Snakes and Ladder the scramble round the slate quaries is a classic wet/rest day activity. Or a great alternative day out to scrambling in the mountains.

    Snakes and Ladder the scramble round the slate quaries is a classic wet/rest day activity. Or a great alternative day out to scrambling in the mountains.

    Simon Lake on the amazing Parson's Nose, which brings you up to what is normally the end of the difficulties on Crib Y Drygsl, but it is best to head back down this and across Crib Coch and down the North Ridge of Crib COch, to make one of the best technical mountaineering horseshoes in Snowdonia if not the UK.

    Simon Lake on the amazing Parson's Nose, which brings you up to what is normally the end of the difficulties on Crib Y Drygsl, but it is best to head back down this and across Crib Coch and down the North Ridge of Crib COch, to make one of the best technical mountaineering horseshoes in Snowdonia if not the UK.

    The Classic Grade III scramble of Sentries Ridge, Mynnyd Mawr

    The Classic Grade III scramble of Sentries Ridge, Mynnyd Mawr

    Snowdon on a fine summers days.

    Snowdon on a fine summers days.

    The classic scrambling ridge of Crib Coch in perfect conditions. Not a place for beginner or novice hillwalkers.

    The classic scrambling ridge of Crib Coch in perfect conditions. Not a place for beginner or novice hillwalkers.

    One of our regular clients Simon heading up the North Tower of Tryfan.

    One of our regular clients Simon heading up the North Tower of Tryfan.

    A client leaping from Adam to Eve to gain the freedom of the mountains. Don't worry it is not compulsory!

    A client leaping from Adam to Eve to gain the freedom of the mountains. Don't worry it is not compulsory!