Mountain Skills Week

Price: £359.00 Per Person (inc VAT)

Location: Peak District

Duration: 5 Days

Ratio: 1:6

Availability: There are places remaining on this course


The course covers many topics that aim to ensure that you leave the course self-sufficient in the British Mountains some of these include:

Navigation - Introduction to different map scales - How to set the map - How to interpret contours - How to interpret key symbols ie how to find a footpath, fence, stream etc - How to plan and follow a route using paths and other key features - How to plan and follow a route across featureless terrain - How to estimate distance using pacing and timing - How to navigate in poor or limited visibility - How to use the compass - How to re-orientate yourself if you do get lost - Night Navigation - Training and Assessment to Silver NNAS standard (optional - if you want to attend the course for your own benefit and do not require the certificate then you do not need to be assessed) - Certificate for successful candidates assessed to Silver level

Mountain Knowledge - Mountain weather - how the weather affects our route planning and choice during the day - Emergency procedures in case of an incident - Choice and use of equipment

Scrambling - Introduction to grade 1 scrambling ground - How to interpret the scrambling guidebooks - Movement skills on ridges and in gullies - Emergency use of the rope in a scrambling situation

Wild Camping - Choice of equipment - Cooking and looking after yourself in the mountains - Selecting venues and wild camping



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