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MOUNTAIN TRAINING

 HILL SKILLS & MOUNTAIN SKILLS 

Mountain Training is the collection of awarding bodies for skills courses and qualifications in walking, climbing and mountaineering in the UK and Ireland. Crag 2 Mountain are providers of Mountain Trainings  nationally accredited Hill & Mountain Skills award scheme. 

 

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. 

Who is it for? 

Beginner and those with some hill walking experience wanting to learn more.

A general level of fitness is required for a days walking on the moors.

Age: 

Minimum age is 12 years old and there is no maximum. 

Experience required: 

No experience required.

Course Details

Contact time: 

16 hours over 2 days.

Group size:

Max. 8 people

Course content:

Planning,

Walking skills,

Clothing and equipment,

Weather,

Navigation in the hills,

Environmental knowledge, 

Hazards and emergency proceedures in the hills. 

Location :

 

Dartmoor

Course cost:

£95 per person

Plus Registration with Mountain Training 

Outcomes of the Course

To be able to independently plan and carry out an efficient and effective countryside or moorland walk.

 

To have an understanding of the environment, weather and potential hazards. 

 

To know how to respond to any hazards you may encounter and what to do in an emergency. 

 

Most importantly, to be confident to enjoy getting out. 

Next progression:

To get out and practise your new skills is the most important step. 

Once you're ready to learn more, NNAS Silver Award, Mountain Skills, Basic Navigation Course or an Intermediate Navigation course would be the ideal next steps. 

HILL SKILLS

Hill Skills is your key to getting started in countryside and moorland walking. If you aren't confident in or would like to learn more about planning walks, navigating and understanding the equipment required, then the Hills Skills is the perfect course to learn. 

 
Who is it for? 

People with basic hill walking experience wanting to transfer their skills to more mountainous terrain.

A general level of fitness is required for a days walking in higher mountain areas.

Age: 

Minimum age is 12 years old and there is no maximum. 

Experience required: 

Basic hill and moorland walking experience required.

Course Details

Contact time: 

18 hours over 2 days.

Group size: 

Max. 6 people

Course content:

Planning,

Walking skills,

Clothing and equipment,

Weather,

Navigation in the mountains,

Environmental knowledge, 

Hazards and emergency proceedures in the mountains. 

Location :

 

Any UK mountainous terrain. Most commonly; Brecon Beacons and North Wales. 

Course cost:

£110 per person

Plus Registration with Mountain Training

Outcomes of the Course

To be able to independently plan and carry out a safe, efficient and effective walk in the mountains in the UK.

 

To have an understanding of compass skills and basic poor visibility navigation. 

To have an understanding of the environment, weather and potential hazards. 

 

To know how to respond to any hazards you may encounter and what to do in an emergency. 

 

Most importantly, to be confident to enjoy getting out in the mountains. 

Next progression:

To get out and practise your new skills is the most important step. 

Once you're ready to learn more the ideal next steps would be; NNAS Silver and Gold award, Bespoke Mountain Navigation CourseIntermediate Navigation Course,  Night Navigation or the Mountain Training qualifications pathway.

MOUNTAIN SKILLS

Mountain Skills is the ideal choice for walkers interested in transferring their skills to more mountainous terrain.