Hill & Mountain Skills Course


Sat Mar 16 2024 at 09:00 am to Sun Mar 17 2024 at 04:00 pm


Grasmere, Lake District | Betws-y-coed, WA

⛰ Two Days of Mountain Skills, Navigation and Map Reading Training in the Lake District ⛰
After completing this course you will be able to discover new areas, new mountains and new routes, deep within the UK National Parks, off the beaten track, with confidence and proficiency.
Key concepts you will learn on the Hill & Mountain skills course:
✅ Choosing a route: how to plan a walk in the mountains
✅ Navigation skills: map reading, using a compass and staying on track
✅ Basic scrambling: an introduction to scrambling and steep ground
✅ Responding to hazards: what to do in an emergency
✅ Walking skills: pace, movement in the mountains and clothing/equipment
✅ Weather: understanding a mountain forecast and how it can influence your day
✅ Modern navigation: GPS/phones and the pros/cons of using them
A full weekend course aimed at building and developing hillwalking skills in the Lake District.
After this course you will leave with a wealth of practical knowledge giving you the confidence and experience to tackle UK mountains in summer conditions.
You will spend the first day covering all the essential skills needed to become a skilled and proficient hillwalker. On the second day you will put your new skills to the test as you complete a mountain journey in the mountains. At times you will leave the main trails to explore the local mountains and develop the skills needed to be more adventurous with your future route selection.
2024 dates:
? Saturday 16th March – Sunday 17th March 2024
? Thursday 18th April – Friday 19th April 2024
? Saturday 1st June – Sunday 2nd June 2024
? Thursday 11th July – Friday 12th July 2024
? Thursday 8th August – Friday 9th August 2024
? Thursday 29th August – Friday 30th August 2024
? Saturday 21st September – Sunday 22nd September 2024

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Where is it happening?

Grasmere, Lake District, Betws-y-coed, United Kingdom

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