MOUNTAIN SKILLS

NAVIGATION

mountain navigational skills course in snowdonia

This is ideal choice for walkers interested in applying their hill walking skills to a mountain setting.

THE 

DETAILS

COURSE DATES

2020

7-8 March

Every year these dates don’t work for everyone, but if there are 2 of you I can offer this course at dates convenient to us both, just drop me a line at ppmountaineering@me.com with an idea of when works best for you

COST

£135 per person

(this is non-residential course)

2 days

Ratio 1:6

(Mountain Training Cymru Provider No. 10003)

 

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

  • Grid references

  • 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

  • Environmental Knowledge

  • 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

 

 

It follows the Mountain Training Mountain Skills syllabus and If you wish to receive a certificate of attendance on this course you will need to register in advance with Mountain Training. 

 

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

It's simple!

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.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

All instruction by a approved Mountain Training provider

 

WHAT"S NOT INCLUDED

Accommodation

Food

Personal Insurance

Personal equipment

 

BOOKING?

You will need to complete a booking form and full payment will need to be made at the time of booking.

OTHER QUESTIONS

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 ppmountaineering@me.com 

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.

HOSTELS

PLAS CURIG

snowdoniahostel.co.uk

01690720225

ST CURIGS CHURCH

stcurigschurch.com

07980 619139

 

GUEST HOUSE / INN

GWESTY PLAS COCH

plascochsnowdonia.co.uk

01286 872122

TYN Y COED 

tyn-y-coed.co.uk

01690 720331

 

CAMPSITES

GWERN GOF ISAF

gwerngofisaf.co.uk

01690 720276

 

GWERN GOF UCHAF

tryfanwales.co.uk

01690 720294

 

BRYN TYRCH FARM

heartofsnowdonia.co.uk

01690 720414 

DOLGAM 

dolgam-snowdonia.co.uk

01690 720228

WHERE NEXT?

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Mountain Leader Courses in Snowdonia

MOUNTAIN LEADER

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Rock Climbing Courses in North Wales

ROCK CLIMBING

Learn the skills to rock climb safely on some of Britain's best crags

QUESTIONS

Still have a question? Check out the most common FAQ's here or please do CONTACT ME

CONDITIONS OF BOOKING

Ensure you have a read of our Conditions of Booking before you book your place 

WHATS NEW?

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