Mountain Skills

Mountain Skills....time to head higher....

Mountain Services'  Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for walkers interested in transferring their walking skills to wilder mountainous terrain. Ideally, participants will have some basic hill walking experience and have a reasonable level of fitness.

The Mountain Skills course will start with an opportunity to meet the other people on the course and take part in a short planning session with the course Tutor. After that you will be out in the mountains, moving away from the trails and into steeper, rockier terrain in order to learn about the differences in weather, navigation and managing risk in the mountain environment. The physical effort required on these days will be more demanding than the Hill Skills course and you can expect to be out in the mountains for between 5-6 hours. In addition, we run an evening session that can either be a walk into darkness or an additional teaching session on other elements of the course syllabus.

Mountain Services believe that participants learn the most in a safe, fun and engaging environment - so this 2 day course is not just supportive but  packed with top tips - and we typically head to some pretty amazing places too.

Steep Ground Workshop

Mountain Services'  Steep Ground Workshop is an ideal choice for walkers who want to travel safely in mountainous terrain. Ideally, participants will have some basic mountain walking experience and have a reasonable level of fitness.

The one day Steep Ground Workshop takes the form of a (leisurely) journey through typical mountain terrain - with a few more challenging sections thrown in. We'll look at:

  • How to plan a route safely
  • Personal movement skills - how to move safely in the mountains
  • Dealing with scree and loose ground
  • Dealing with large drops - some simple but effective confidence building techniques
  • How to safely assist someone up small awkward steps
  • How to use a rope in the event of an emergency to protect yourself and/or a party member

At the end of this workshop participants should feel more confident in their own personal movement and their ability to look after others.

Mountain Skills & Steep Ground Course Dates

Below are details of the courses we currently have dates for. You can either purchase directly (place guaranteed) or get in touch if you wish to discuss anything. Please note places are not reserved until payment is received.

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Not quite right?

If you think this is the course for you - but the date or location are wrong - then drop us a line & we can discuss putting on a course to meet your requirements.