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 improve their navigation skills

Course Includes

  • Course Transport

Course Summary


Required Fitness

Course Length

2 day

Course Price


Course Ratio


Time Required

2 days




Course Dates Starting

Start : 02 Nov 2019 - ( 2 day )

Start : 01 Apr 2020 - ( 2 day )

Start : 25 Apr 2020 - ( 2 day )

Start : 20 Jun 2020 - ( 2 day )

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Course Description

Our 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. The 2 days spent with our friendly and experienced staff are an excellent way of learning  the correct foundation skills for more confident and independent mountain walking. We ensure you have ample opportunities to experience and practise new found skills including the use of a map and compass. 

We also offer the accredited version of the Mountain Skills course where you can pre register with Mountain Training for an additional fee. Please let us know if you wish to register and we can help you through the process.

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 staff 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.