Mountain Skills

Our 2 day Mountain Skills courses are personal skills courses, accredited by Mountain Training, that will give you the skills and confidence to plan and follow your own walks across the fells and mountains.

This course is designed for walkers who want to move their walking from valleys and hills to the fells and mountains.

Push yourself to walk on steeper, remoter or more mountainous terrain as you’re introduced to the new factors to consider when walking on British and Irish mountains.
Covering everything from pace and nutrition, to clothing systems and weather and navigation. You will complete this course and have the basic skills you need to feel safer walking in mountainous terrain where you might be further from the path, and in more unpredictable conditions. The rewards of pushing yourself further and knowing you have the skills are immense.
This course covers the Mountain Training Mountain Skills syllabus. If you wish to receive Mountain Training Mountain Skills accreditation you will need to register for this with

Mountain Skills course covers:

  • Improve your navigation skills
  • Gain confidence in the hills & mountains
  • Deal with steep and rocky ground
  • Plan safe routes and understand mountain weather
  • Know what to do when the mist comes down
  • Know what clothing and kit to take
  • Enjoy rewarding, inspirational and exhilarating mountain days

Experience Required:

You will gain more from this course if you have already done some hillwalking and have some experience being out on the hills in the UK.

 You should be able to walk in the region of six to eight miles for up to six hours each day on rough terrain, but we know everyones abilities are different and we will tailor the course to the needs of those attending.

Full kit list will be provided with joining instructions.

We will get off the beaten track, plan routes and explore terrain to learn navigation skills and confidence on complex terrain.

Based at the lovely self catering mountain hut of the Karabiner Mountaineering Club, at Deiniolen in North Wales.

Check out our Events Page for course dates

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