Mountain Training | Mountain Skills Course

Price: £199.00 Per Person (inc VAT)

Location: Snowdonia

Duration: 3 Days

Ratio: 1:6

Availability: There are places remaining on this course


Our MTA Mountain Skills course is suitable for beginners and experienced hill walkers looking to move into the higher mountain areas of the UK such as Snowdonia, The Lake District or Scottish Highlands. Based in some of the finest mountain scenery in the UK, the itinerary aims to equip you with the skills and confidence to plan safe and exhilarating walks in the mountains of the UK.


This differs from many Mountain Skills Courses on offer as we deliver the content of this course over 3 days. You will need to find your own accommodation (Llanberis based) for the first night, the second night will be a wild camp.

Day 1 Meet your instructor and fellow candidates for a short theory session before striking out from our mountain base for a 4-5 hour practical session. On the hill we cover navigation skills specific to the mountain environment, security on steep ground, hazard avoidance and relocation techniques for when mist or darkness falls. The day ends with a look at guidebooks and a planning session for day 2-3 over tea and cake.


Day 2 The Overnight Trip. Put your skills into practice on a mountain walk of 5-6 hours duration, en route we cover incident management and try out navigation using handheld GPS and smartphone apps. This is the expedition phase of the course and you will find a suitable spot to camp for the night before continuing your journey in the morning.


Day 3 Complete your overnight trip with a trek back to the start point. Tie up any loose ends and ensure the syllabus is complete for the course. The programme ends with a 1:1 review of your learning and suggestions for your continued development. 



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