Mountaineering | Improver

  • duration:
    2 Day(s)

  • instructors ratio:

  • booking cost:
    £225 PP

course info

Mountaineering is a complex activity with the need for good technical understanding, the ability to move on exposed/ loose terrain and the need to navigate and look after yourself in the mountains. On top of all this, you need to have a good level of fitness and be able to move efficiently without too much faff.

Our Mountaineering Improver is aimed at people with some previous mountaineering experience who want to develop their skills and become a more rounded, confident mountaineer.

Your qualified Mountaineering Instructor will meet you in the morning and discuss your previous experience, aspirations for the two days and any objectives you may be aiming for in the future (Cuillin Ridge, Matterhorn etc). The rest of the course will then be delivered in the mountains.

We often have clients attending this course who are at different levels of ability but the 2:1 instructor ratio allows us to individualise the learning and ensure you have a great two days developing your skills as a mountaineer.


"I recently attended a Mountaineering Course with The Mountaineering Company and we came away with far more than we expected. The course was delivered in a way that allowed the information to sink in and Matt our instructor was incredibly patient giving us time to learn without overloading us. I highly recommend booking a course with The Mountaineering Company" Chris - Private Mountaineering Course 2021

Who is this course aimed at?

To attend this course you will have already attended one of our Introduction or Development Mountaineering Courses or will have some previous mountaineering experience. If you are unsure about your experience please email us so we can discuss whether this course is suitable.


This course is instructor fee only so doesn't include accommodation, travel, food or drinks. All our Mountaineering Courses are based out of Capel Curig and with so many places to stay locally you won't struggle to find somewhere to suit your needs

course instructors
Matt Cooper
Matt Cooper
Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (MCI)Click here for more information

Private Instruction

Can't find what you're looking for? Why not hire an instructor for the day on a date to suit you. Click below for more information.

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  • COURSE DATE 01-09-2022DAYS2 COST£225.00 LOCATIONSnowdonia PLACES2 BOOKING book now

Hiring one of our instructors privately is the perfect choice when you’ve got a specific aim in mind, whether it’s to improve your personal skills, have an unforgettable guided experience with a group of friends or tick off an objective you’ve had in your sights for a while.

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My partner and I booked Matt for two days mountaineering instruction so we could learn how to use ropes on climbs that were out of our comfort zone. We had a fantastic two days and Matts structured approach allowed us to take it all in and practice all the techniques over and over again. We both now feel more confident to take on more adventurous scrambles. Thanks Matt

Andy and karren

Excellent day with matt scrambling over crib coch. Faboulous and patient instructor, highly recommend .

Anne Brown

Fantastic day on the Back to Basics Navigation course with Matt. Very well organised and learnt a lot. Matt was very professional and great at teaching the skills with lots of patience and encouragement. Really enjoyed it and will definitely be signing up to other courses in future. Highly recommended.

Chontelle Wright

A great day out learning how to use a map and compass with Matt. His teaching style gave us just the right amount of information without feeling overloaded. I would highly recommend Matt !


Just got back from a fantastic weekend with Matt on the Welsh 3k and couldn't have asked for a better time. We had blue skies and cool air so it wasn't too hot and the views were simply incredible. Matt set a great pace allowing us to push our limits but never going beyond what we were capable of and we finished in 18 hours 32 mins. Hes a top bloke and I would certainly recommend him and The Mountaineering Company to anybody. Thanks again Matt. You will certainly see us again next year no doubt!

Chris Mansell

We attended a navigation course today with Matt. He was fantastic, can’t rate him highly enough! We had no knowledge at all, but have come home feeling confident and ready to tackle our adventure! Thank you Matt for a fabulous, fun day

Claire Black

I thoroughly recommend Matt as a leader & guide. I experienced an exhilarating & fun day with a super group doing Matt's Ogwen Classics day. Matt managed our mixed levels of ability & confidence with a calm, encouraging, alert & purposeful manner. He inspired confidence through recognition of our efforts & shared his knowledge & experience to support our skill development. The day passed all too quickly!

Ferne Davies

Awesome day with Matt teaching my 11yr old son and I the basics of climbing. Very patient and approachable would highly recommend Matt to anyone with an interest in rock climbing. Really fun day enjoyed by all!

Ian Roberts

All I can say is amazing!! Never scrambled before Matt looked after us supported us though the scary bits and made the whole day brilliant.

Karen Williams

Had a fantastic weekend with Matt on the mountain skills course - he is really friendly + approachable, and tailored the two days to what we enjoyed + wanted to learn. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to build their confidence with mountain hiking + navigation!


Recently attended an intermediate rock skills course in the Peak District. Really great weekend and excellent fun. Matt is a top bloke; very knowledgeable and just the right amount of laid back. Allows all the information to really sink in - effective teaching!

Matt Pomfrett

Excellent day out with Matt on my first ever Scramble. I found it pretty tough in places but Matt was always there to put me at ease, offer instruction and with his support I made it to the top. Would highly recommend to others.

Polly Hornby