Mountain Skills

Our Mountain Skills courses are an ideal choice for people who want to gain confidence in walking and navigating over mountainous terrain. Our two day course is designed to ensure you get as much time as possible outside, learning and practising new found skills and knowledge. All our instructors are friendly, experienced and will ensure you have a fantastic time exploring the mountains of Snowdonia!

Suitable For

  • Walkers wanting to transfer their skills to more mountainous and complex terrain.
  • People wanting to get the correct foundation skills for mountain walking
  • Walkers who wish to expand and improve their navigation skills

Course Includes

  • Course Transport
  • Skills Handbook
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Online Log Book Registration

Course Summary


Required Fitness

Course Length

2 day

Course Price


Course Ratio


Time Required

2 days




Course Dates Starting

Start : 22 Apr 2019 - ( 2 day )

Start : 12 Aug 2019 - ( 2 day )

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Course Description

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. Our mountain skills courses are an excellent way of getting the correct foundation skills for mountain walking. We ensure you have ample opportunities to experience and practise new found skills including the use of a map and compass but also to appreciate the different skill set required for walking in the mountains. 

You can also register for the accredited Mountain Skills element of the course. This can be done beforehand by registering with Mountain Training and paying the additional fee of:

For 12-24 yrs: £10

For 25 yrs and Over: £20 

This will provide you with a skills handbook, timing card, online log book and a certificate on completion of our two day course.

Please take a look at our accommodation links at the bottom of this page or contact us if we can help in any way.

If our dates don't match your availability then please get in touch and we'll try our best to find a suitable date!

Note: All our instructors are qualified, knowledgeable and will always strive to give you the best experience coupled with ensuring your safety and others.

Course Schedule

  1. Meet and greet 9am on day 1 (indoors)
  2. Approx 1 hour theory.
  3. Discuss the factors which affect planning a walk including weather, clothing and technology.
  4. Access and conservation, first aid and emergency procedures.
  5. Route finding and problem solving.
  6. Navigation including maps and modern technology.
  7. A journey into the mountain environment covering various topics along the way.
  8. Each day finishes around 5.00pm.

All timings on the mountain are approximate.

Full details will be sent upon receipt of your booking form and payment.

Please read or download our terms and conditions.



Course Reviews

Thanks for the great two days training! We very much enjoyed the course and yesterday put those skills to practise by planning, navigating and reaching Glyder Fawr. We loved it! We'll be back for the winter skills course!!
Sophie and Chris

Fantastic two days on a mountain skills course with Stephen. He tailored the learning to suit all the individuals needs within the group. This was done in a knowledgeable and friendly way with the right level of challenge.

Attended a mountain skills course this week with Stephen. Great stuff. Learned plenty of good practical techniques on navigation , route planning , and staying safe in the mountains. All put over in a calm , non judgemental way. A very knowledgeable guy and good company. Would recommend this course to anybody looking to refine their skills and gain confidence in the mountains!

Fantastic guy, fantastic course, I would recommend to anybody. Had a super time out in the mountains with great people. Thank you Steve.