mountain navigational skills course in snowdonia
This is ideal choice for walkers interested in applying their hill walking skills to a mountain setting.
WHO IS MOUNTAIN TRAINING?
Mountain Training's aim is to educate and train people in climbing, walking and mountaineering. They have developed a range of Nationally recognised mountain leadership, instruction and coaching awards, as well as skill courses.
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.
THE REGISTRATION PROCESS
One registration gives you access to all four courses.
To be eligible to attend any accredited Mountain Skills course, you must register with Mountain Training, (candidates in Ireland can also register directly with Mountaineering Ireland).
Registration is free for under 18s and £20 for adults. This fee contributes towards the administration and quality assurance of the Mountain Skills Scheme, gives you access to DLOG (a digital logbook for recording your activities) and material to help you develop as a rock climber.
For full details and how to register click here.
SO WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
It’s hard to beat a walk in the mountains, whatever time of year you choose, you will always be rewarded with something special and very personal. These 2 days will give you the confidence to go for it!
What does the course cover?
Over the 2 days we will look at:
Weather and route planning -what sort of planning tools are ideal to use
Orientation of the map
Symbols and scales
Ground shape and contours
Poor visibility navigation strategies - you are always going to have changing visibility in the mountains, so we’ll look at appropriate strategies to deal with this
Pacing and timing distances
Measuring and walking on a compass bearing
Methods of relocating in mountainous terrain
Clothing and equipment
Hazards and emergency procedures
Use of GPS and altimeters - these are fantastic tools to complement your more traditional skills and we’ll look at how they can do this
Registration costs £20 and inlcudes
Access to the Mountain Training Digital Logbook
A copy of the "Safety on Mountains" Handbook
Certificate of attendence
Access to technical advice from MTUK
HOW TO BOOK
Complete the online booking form and pay a deposit
Make sure you check out the terms and conditions
Full payment details are on the booking form
You will receive confirmation of your booking, payment received and final details.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?
Ideally, you will have some basic knowledge of map reading or been on the Hill Skills Course or hold a Mountain Training Hill Skills Award. A reasonable level of fitness will allow you to get the most from your course.
WHO WILL RUN MY COURSE?
All courses are run by myself, occasionally if I have to use another Instructor then I will inform you of that. I don’t use instructors unknown to me or who aren’t close friends. The small team that I use are equally as qualified, experienced and keen to share their enthusiasm for the mountains in a relaxed and safe manner.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
Your personal hill kit, a 1,25:000 OS scale map of Snowdonia and a compass. I will send you a detailed kit list once you confirm your place.
All instruction by a approved Mountain Training provider
WHAT"S NOT INCLUDED
You will need to complete a booking form and full payment will need to be made at the time of booking.
If you have other questions that you haven’t been able to find the answer to on my website, then just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE CAN I STAY?
There is a full range of accommodation options in Snowdonia to suit every budget and taste. The ones suggested below operate independently from Paul Poole Mountaineering.
ST CURIGS CHURCH
GUEST HOUSE / INN
GWESTY PLAS COCH
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