Hill & Mountain Skills Mountain Skills

16/05/2020 - 17/05/2020

Felin Fach, Brecon

Non-residential starting from £100.00

Scheme Details

Awarding Body
Mountain Training
Scheme
Hill & Mountain Skills
Course
Mountain Skills
Type
Training

Award Description

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.

About

Mountain Skills Courses are nationally accredited and developed by Mountain Training, they are aimed to equip you with the required knowledge, expertise and skills to enjoy the mountains safely.

What does the Mountain Skills Course Cover?

Planning – how to successfully plan a walk in the mountains in the UK or Ireland.

Walking skills – what things should you consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills, steep ground etc.).

Clothing and equipment – being suitably dressed and equipped can make the difference between a great day out and a complete disaster.

Weather – how it affects the mountains and your day out.

Navigation in the mountains – everything from selecting a compass and using a map to navigation in poor visibility and an intro to GPS.

Environmental – how to minimise your impact on the hill, information on good practice and useful organisations.

Hazards and emergency procedures in the mountains – how to respond to any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency.

Prior Experience and Fitness

You would have experience of hill or mountain walking and be of a reasonable level of fitness. You can expect to be out walking each day for around 5-6 hours generally away from paths onto steeper rougher ground. Much of the journey during the course will involve learning opportunities and the pace of the day is modest with plenty of breaks. An optional evening session can be catered for either a walk into darkness or an additional teaching session on another element of the syllabus.

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.

Minimum Booking

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 us.

Where And When

Start
16/05/2020
End
17/05/2020
Total Days
2
Maximum Bookings
6
Venue
Felin Fach, Brecon
Town
Brecon
County
Powys
Postcode
LD3 0UE
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
51.98000
Longitude
-3.32000

Provider

Name
Trigpoint Adventures
Phone
07769584650
Website
Email

Booking

  • Early Bird

    £100.00
  • Standard Price

    £120.00
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