The Hill Skills course is your key to getting started in countryside and moorland walking. There is no experience of hill walking 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.
What does the Hill Skills course cover -
Planning – how to successfully plan a hill walk 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 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 hills and your day out.
Navigation in the hills – everything from selecting a compass to navigation strategies and an intro to GPS.
Environmental knowledge – how to minimise your impact on the hill and information on good practice and useful organisations.
Hazards and emergency procedures in the hills – how to respond to any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency.
During a Hill Skills course, you can expect to start each day at about 9am. The first part of the course is spent indoors, getting to know the other people on the course and gaining an understanding of basic hill walking planning. Your experienced tutor will outline the plans for the course before you head out into the hills. The end of the day will usually involve a short indoor session to review the day and plan the following day's outing. You can expect to be out walking each day for around 4-5 hours and generally on Hill Skills courses this will be on footpaths or trails that are rough underfoot. Much of the journey during the course will involve learning opportunities and as such, the pace of the day is friendly and will include plenty of breaks.
The Mountaineering Company offer a number of dates for this course in the main Hill areas of the UK. If you would like more information simply drop us an email and we will happily answer any of your questions.
WHY USE THE MOUNTAINEERING COMPANY.
My main aim is to enable you to learn the skills you need in a fun and engaging environment. I purposely keep groups sizes small to ensure maximum learning so that myself or our instructors can focus more on you and what you need. I do on occasion bring in one of my friends to instruct or run session for me. All of my friends are qualified instructors with years of experience and hold the relevant qualifications, first aid and insurance for the course they will be leading.
GROUP BOOKING ON A DATE THAT SUITS YOU!
As a Mountain Training approved course provider we have the ability to arrange courses for groups on a date that suits your needs. The minimum group size for bespoke dates would be 4 people. For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTERING WITH MOUNTAIN TRAINING
You can join this course without registering with Mountain Training UK if you are happy to gain the experience of the course without the certificate of attendance, logbook and handbook. The registration is quick, easy and amazingly good value though. You can join our course in Wales whether you are registered with Mountain Training in England, Wales or Scotland.
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WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU REGISTER WITH MOUNTAIN TRAINING?
BMC Hill walking booklet
A navigational timing card
A certificate of attendance for completing either course
Lifetime use of our digital logbook (DLOG) for recording all mountain related activities
Once you have booked your place we will email you with a course outline, kit list and all other associated information. All details on how to register with Mountain Training will be provided once you have booked your place.
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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