Our Mountain Independence Course is aimed at all levels from absolute beginner to people with plenty of experience at walking in the hills and mountains. This five day course will give you instruction in all aspects of walking in the mountains and will ensure you can leave the course able to go on your own single or multi day walking trips. During the week you will look at Planning, navigation, moving over steep ground, wild camping and lots more. Our instructors will be with you every step of the way and we guarantee that after a week of walking in the mountains you will develop the skills you need to have your own big mountain adventures.
WHAT DOES THE MOUNTAIN INDEPENDENCE COURSE COVER?
Planning – how to successfully plan a walk in the mountains.
Walking skills – what things should you consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills, steep ground etc.).
Moving over steep ground – Learn how to move on rock and steep ground whilst enjoying some of the classic Grade 1 scrambles of Snowdonia
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 knowledge – 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.
Wild Camping and campcraft (Optional) - Learn the skills needed to enjoy a night out in the mountains. You will learn about different stoves, meals and the different tents available on the market. (The night camp is optional)
The Mountaineering Company offer a number of dates for this course in the main mountainous regions of the UK. If you would like more information simply drop us an email and we will happily answer any of your questions.
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
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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