The Hill & Mountain Skills scheme is a great way to develop your personal skills and confidence in all elements of hill and mountain walking. From planning a coastal walk to navigating in complex terrain, these courses are an ideal opportunity to learn the basics and enjoy the countryside. THIS IS NOT THE HILL AND MOORLAND LEADER SCHEME.
The Hill Skills course is your key to getting started in countryside walking. No previous hill walking experience is required to attend a Hill Skills course because the content of the course is aimed at beginners. If you do have some experience of hill walking but aren’t confident about planning walks, navigating and understanding the equipment required, then the Hill Skills course is an ideal way to learn.
Hill Skills Courses are nationally accredited and developed by Mountain Training, they aimed to equip you with basic knowledge and safety skills required to participate in hill walking.
What does the Hill Skills Course Cover?
The Hills Skills syllabus covers the following aspects:
Prior Experience and Fitness
The course requires a moderate level of fitness as you can expect to be out walking each day for around 4-5 hours. The walking will generally be on footpaths or trails that are rough underfoot. Much of the journey during the course will involve learning opportunities and the pace of the day is relaxed with plenty of breaks.
Any health issues should be talked through with your Tutor prior to the start of the course.
What is included?
All instruction and learning resources, certificate upon completion, all group safety equipment, use of maps and compasses.
What is not included?
Registration fee with Mountain Training, personal clothing and equipment, transport, accommodation and meals.
Registration for the Scheme
Each participant must register with the Hill & Mountain Skills scheme with Mountain Training prior to attending the course.
To register you need to create an account on the Mountain Training Candidate Management System and then register for Hill & Mountain Skills (HMS). This registration cost is in addition to the course fee.
More information can be found in the Scheme Handbook or on the Mountain Training website.
This course requires two people booked to run (this is a stipulation by Mountain Training), in the event that minimum course numbers are not met a full refund or alternative dates will be offered, if you have any queries then please contact me.