Our Advanced Mountaineering course is ideal for lead climbers or people with previous climbing experience who want to become more independent leading routes in the mountains. Over the five days you will look at all aspects of mountaineering from planning and navigation through to technical skills and lead climbing coaching. This really is the most in-depth mountaineering course available and is guaranteed to give you the skills and confidence needed to push onto bigger mountain objectives.
Day 1 – Mountaineering Foundation
A full day looking at mountaineering basics looking at your current skills and making sure everything your doing is safe and efficient.
Day 2 – Lead Climbing Day
For lead climbers this day will look at your gear placements and climbing. You will receive coaching on the physical and mental aspect of lead climbing. By the end of this day you can expect to have climbed a mountaineering route and gained a number of new skills.
Day 3 – Navigation Day
Navigation is key to becoming a good mountaineer and a skill that is often overlooked. During this day you will spend a whole day in the mountains looking at navigation and how to use the map and compass.
An evening session is also available where we can look at one of the following skills (Abseiling, sport climbing, gold standard belaying.
Day 4 – Improvised Rescue
Improvised rescue is all about knowing what to do when it all goes wrong. During the day you will learn how to ascend and descend the rope, escape the system and some hoists and lowers.
Day 5 – Big Mountain Day
A big day out in the mountains putting all your new skills to the test on a big mountain route. This is a fantastic way to end the week and is a great day to consolidate your learning.
The above itinerary gives you a good idea on what we will cover each day but its open to change by your instructor dependent on your previous experience and aspirations.
At the end of the course you will receive feedback and a personal development plan that outlines how you can progress to the next level. You will also receive and information booklet with details about important topics like what equipment to buy, ideal routes to attempt and any other important information. The final day normally concludes at 5pm.
To book onto this course simply choose a date from the drop-down box and follow the on screen instructions. Please ensure you only book onto this course if you have previous grade 1 experience or have attended one of our Introduction To Scrambling courses.
Kit list and meeting location.
Once your booking has been received, we will send you details about where to meet and what time to be there. We will also send you a comprehensive kit list which gives details of what to wear and any equipment you may need. All technical equipment like ropes, climbing rack, helmets and harness are included. If you have your own equipment please bring along with you on the day.
This course typically meets in Capel Curig in Snowdonia at 9am. This will be confirmed on booking.
Accommodation is not included in the price but luckily Snowdonia has a wide range of places to stay for all budgets. If you require information about places to stay or local campsites, please let us know!
If you can’t find a date that’s suitable why not contact us and arrange a date that suits you. We take a large amount of private bookings every year which guarantees you learn what you want on a date that works for you. To enquire about a private booking email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the course you want to book and what month or dates are preferable. We will respond with our instructor availability. This course is the same cost whether booked as a private or open course.
This course will be delivered by a qualified and experienced Mountaineering Instructor. All of our Mountaineering Instructors are members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) which ensures they work at the highest level of professionalism and quality. Our instructors are also experts in delivering fun and engaging courses which ensures your time with us with be both informative and enjoyable. #lookforthelogo
You can pay your deposit by selecting the date you wish to book from the drop down box below and clicking Pay Now. I will contact you with course details and a kit list once your deposit is received. Full payment must be made prior to the course or on the day.
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