Mountain Skills | Snowdonia & The Lake District

  • duration:
    2 Day(s)

  • instructors ratio:
    1:4

  • booking cost:
    £120 PP

course info

The Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for walkers interested in transferring their walking skills to more mountainous terrain. Ideally, participants would have some basic hill walking experience and have a reasonable level of fitness. Our courses are currently offered in North Wales and the Lake District


What does the Mountain Skills 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.). 
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. 

A Mountain Skills course will start with an opportunity to meet the other people on the course and take part in a short planning session with the course tutor. After that you will be out in the mountains, moving away from marked paths and into steeper, rockier terrain in order to learn about the differences in weather, navigation and managing risk in the mountain environment. The physical effort required on these days will be more demanding than the Hill Skills course and you can expect to be out in the mountains for between 5-6 hours. In addition, many of our providers will run an evening session that can either be a walk into darkness or an additional teaching session on other elements of the course syllabus. 

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.


WHY USE THE MOUNTAINEERING COMPANY.

All of our instructors are highly qualified Mountaineering Instructors or Mountain Leaders who take pride in offering engaging - fun courses that will give you the very best chance of achieving your goals. We are also members of Mountain Training, the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) and the British Mountaineering Council. Why not check out our google reviews and see what our clients think about us. 

 

 

 

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 info@themountaineeringcompany.co.uk

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.

 

All participants must be aged 18 or over! 16+ are allowed when accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

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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2022
  • COURSE DATE 14-07-2022DAYS2 COST£130.00 LOCATIONGreat Langdale PLACES3 BOOKING book now
  • COURSE DATE 27-08-2022DAYS2 COST£130.00 LOCATIONSnowdonia PLACES3 BOOKING book now
  • COURSE DATE 15-10-2022DAYS2 COST£130.00 LOCATIONSnowdonia PLACES5 BOOKING book now
PRIVATE BOOKINGS

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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Testimonials

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 !

Chris

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!

Kirsty

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

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