HILL & MOUNTAIN SKILLS COURSES Walking in the hills can be a daunting prospect if you have never done it before. To stay safe and enjoy your time on the hill you need some basic skills and expertise to guide you on your way. The Hill & Mountain Skills courses are designed to teach you just that. They aim to equip you with the basic knowledge and safety skills required to participate in hill and mountain walking in your own time.
People hill walk for many reasons, but a significant motivating factor is the sense of freedom that you gain from exploring the great outdoors. Discovering new places and challenging yourself adds to the whole experience and within the UK and Ireland there are vast areas to explore and enjoy.
The Hill & Mountain Skills courses are nationally accredited and developed by Mountain Training.
You will need to register before the event with Mountain Training Association to attend these courses. Click on the link and follow the instructions.
Hill Skills The Hill Skills course is your key to getting started in countryside 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. This is a two day course.
Dates; 15th and 16th September Time; 10am Location; North Harris Trust office Cost; £50 for the two day course and £20 registration with the Mountain Training Association Difficulty rating; Easy Recommended equipment; Walking boots, waterproofs, lunch and a drink. A more detailed equipment list is included when you register with the Mountain Training association.
Mountain Skills 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. Courses are run in the higher mountain areas of the UK and Ireland. This is a two day course with an evening session. Full details here.
Dates; 9&11th September 2017 Time; 10am Location; North Harris Trust office Cost;£50 for the two day course and £20 registration with the Mountain Training Association Difficulty rating; Moderate Recommended equipment;Walking boots, waterproofs, lunch and a drink. A more detailed equipment list is included when you register with the Mountain Training association.