"Summiting a peak was the most rewarding thing in the world. With these new found skills, Alice was going to be bagging many more"
This full 2 day course covers navigation, equipment, rope work and survival techniques that are vital to reaching your summit and getting back down safely. Whether you're new to this world or an experienced hill walker, these sessions are designed so that everyone improves upon or learns new skills.
Who's this for?
Anyone looking to start their journey into mountaineering. No previous experience necessary.
What you will learn:
Map and compass skils
Timings and pacing
At the end of these 2 days we aim for you to feel confident navigating and looking after yourselves in summer mountain environments.
Some kit can be provided, a kit list will be sent after booking confirmation.
Our start time and meeting point is 9:30am at The Moel Siabod Cafe.
Most of the mountains are within walking distance, however occasionally we use some further away which are best suited for the course. Your own transport is advantageous however sharing lifts and car pooling can be arrange if we visit a slightly further away location. We will advise you if your instructor is planning on using a location further away before starting the course.
This course is part of the Mountain Training's 'Hill and Mountain skills' accreditation scheme. If you would like to be awarded with a certificate at the end of your course, all you need to do is register with Mountain Training and give us your membership number. Registration is free for all under 18's and £20 for those in wiser years.
Open course dates:
We have a number of courses running all year which can be booked online below.
If these dates don't suit your calendar please get in touch as we are always more than happy to put more course dates on!
We need a min of 2 people to run an open course, therefore it's advisable you book for 2 to ensure it goes ahead. However this is not a requirement!
If you do book individually onto an open course and we don't get enough participants to run the session we will try our best to re-book you onto another course or give you a full refund.
If you'd rather book this course privately and have us all to yourself thats no problem. Our private guiding day rates will just apply. All private courses can be adjusted to completely suit your needs.
We accept most major credit and debit cards and with our secure booking system booking your course couldn't be easier. However if you'd prefer to book and pay over the phone please get in touch.
Instructors and insurance:
All our staff are qualified and assessed by the Mountain Training Association and have years of coaching and instructing experience and all participants are covered for all activities via our public liability insurance.