Mountain Skills Course
The Welsh mountains of Snowdonia are some of the most picturesque in all of the UK. Through our in-depth knowledge of the area, we can guide you to some of the most peaceful and beautiful areas of the national park.
We aim to provide fun, yet informative, days on the hill. You can choose to be guided up specific mountains, popular summits include Snowdon the highest mountain in England and Wales or Tryfan a striking rocky peak. Alternatively improve your own competency in the mountains. Should you want to safely explore the mountains independently, skills such as navigation, hazard awareness and understanding weather patterns are essential.
We work alongside Arete Outdoor Centre who are a provider for Mountain Training and run the Mountain Leader qualification. As a result we can offer Mountain Leader Training, Assessment and Refresher courses. See Professional Development.
Classic Mountain Walks
Your chance to use our experience and in-depth knowledge of the area to see and explore the best of Snowdonia. We will visit the picture postcard venues as we ramble at a pace comfortable for you.
We will discover classic mountains such as Snowdon, Tryfan, Carneddau, and the Glyders. Throughout the course we will offer you advice and tips in all the essential skills such as navigation, route planning and emergency procedures.
• Explore the Mountains of Snowdonia
• 3000ft Peaks and Varied Trails
• Fully Qualified & Experienced Guides
• Essential Hill Skills Covered
Mountain Navigation Explained
It is essential to be able to competently navigate when walking in the mountains of the UK. Unexpected changes in the weather and featureless terrain can easily catch you out.
• Micro & Macro Navigation
• Contour Interpretation
• Compass Bearings
• Navigating in Poor Visibility
Learn how to read the map features and contours, compass work and tricks of the trade – be able to pin-point your location. This course will leave you with added confidence to leave the footpaths and fully discover the mountains.
Through this mountain walking course you will gain peace of mind, happy to have your own adventures equipped with newly learnt skills. We will cover everything from navigation to safety on steep ground, weather to emergencies.
• All Essential Skills Covered
• Navigation & Route Finding
• Safety on Steep Ground
• Emergency Procedures
All these skills will be taught on the hill, exactly where you will use them, helping put everything into context and of course being able enjoy the mountain scenery at the same time.