The Hill Skills course is your key to getting started in moorland and hill walking. This course is aimed at beginners, so you don’t need any previous experience of hill walking to attend. If you’d like to start your own hill walking adventure but aren’t confident about planning walks, navigating and understanding the equipment required, then this course is for you.
HILL SKILLS – WHAT'S COVERED?
Planning– how to successfully plan a hill walk in the UK or Ireland.
Walking skills– what things should you consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills, 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 hills and your day out.
Navigation in the hills– everything from selecting a compass to navigation strategies and an intro to GPS.
Environmental knowledge– how to minimise your impact on the hill and information on good practice and useful organisations.
Hazards and emergency procedures in the hills– how to respond to any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency.
Our courses take place over two days (about eight hours each day). These are practical courses, and after an initial introduction, the days are spent outside, with plenty of learning opportunities. But don’t worry – the pace of the day is relaxed and there'll be plenty of breaks!
2017 Course dates and locations
22–23 July; Howgill Fells, Cumbria
16–17 September; Whernside & Ingleborough, Yorkshire Dales
The Hill Skills course costs £130 per person, which includes two full days’ training with our Mountain Training Accredited provider. Please note, this fee does NOT inclue the Mountain Training registration fee (see ‘How do I join a course?’ below).
How do I join a course?
You must register with Mountain Training before you can take part in this course. Registration costs £20 per adult, and £10 for under 18s – payable to Mountain Training upon registering. This gives you access to the superb DLOG online logbook, and a copy of the British Mountaineering Council’s ‘Safety on Mountains’ booklet. Registration gives you access to both the Hill and Mountain Skills courses. Registration can be done online
here.Booking is essential on all our Hill and Mountain Skills courses. Contact us by
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call now on 01931 713351