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.
Clothing and Equipment
Navigation in the hills
Hazards and emergency procedures
Anyone over 14 with some experience walking and navigating in open county who wish to get out safely and enjoy walking in the mountains.