All of our team hold at least a “Mountain leader” or a “Walking group leader” award and they have great local knowledge and experiance of the terrain they will be working in.
Whether you are on a guided walk or intensive navigation course we will share our knowledge and experience with you, empowering you to get out and enjoy the hills and mountains of the UK.
Our Hill Skills & Mountain Skills courses are a practical introduction to the skills required to get started in hill and mountain walking. The courses aim to equip participants with the basic knowledge and essential safety skills required to start pursuing their own participation in hill and mountain walking as a leisure time activity.
What it’s all about?
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. The courses are widely available through our network of course Providers. The courses are delivered by our approved course Tutors, who are all experienced Mountain Training award holders and work on behalf of the course Provider.
Which course is right for me?
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. However 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.
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.
How do i get onto a course?
If you wish to attend either the Hill or Mountain Skills course you need to register with Mountain Training. The registration is a one-off cost which gives you access to either or both courses.
- Create an account on our Candidate Management System
- Register for the Hill & Mountain Skills (HMS)
We have a range of dates of courses and all of these are avalable in our Diary just choose the date that suits you. Private courses are avalable.
Can’t Find What You Want?
If you can’t find exactly what you want, get in touch. We can discuss your requirements and build a course around your needs! Give us a call on 07979 337751 or use our online enquiry form HERE