Mountain Skills in Snowdonia
Our Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for walkers interested in transferring their walking skills to more mountainous terrain. The two days are an excellent way of learning foundation skills for more confident and independent mountain walking. We ensure you have ample opportunities to experience and practise new found skills and you'll spend two days walking the stunning mountain ranges of Snowdonia.We'll cover how to plan mountain walks, understand mountain weather and how it affects us whilst out walking, navigation, emergency procedures and much more!
Here's what Paul from Liverpool thought of the course:
"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!"
Our instructors are qualified, experienced, insured and will make sure you enjoy the two days whilst progressing your skills at a steady and progressive pace. Ideally, participants will have some basic hill walking experience and a head for heights as we will aim to include some simple scrambling over the two days. Once you book we'll send you a kit list and joining letter with information about the two days and we're always available for advice or a chat if you have any concerns!
Note: All our staff are qualified, insured, experienced and hold current first aid qualifications.
Meet and greet at 9am on the first day
Discuss the factors which affect planning a walk including weather, clothing and potential hazards.
Route finding and problem solving.
Access and conservation, first aid and emergency procedures.
Navigation including maps and modern technology.
A journey into the mountain environment covering various topics along the way.
Each day finishes around 5.00pm.
Day 2 will be a continuation of the course topics within a mountain journey whilst enjoying some of the best views in Snowdonia!
All timings on the mountain are approximate.
Please contact us for alternative dates and group bookings.
Full details will be sent upon receipt of your booking form and payment.
Please read or download our terms and conditions.
I enrolled on the mountain skills course in the hope of learning some basic mountaineering skills and becoming more confident on the mountains. The course surpassed all my expectations. We covered all the aspects I’d hoped for, and more. I had never used a map and compass and I now feel confident that I can plan a route safely and navigate the route. All the concerns I had were answered, and I now feel confident to venture out on my own. We also covered various terrains throughout the course. Stephen made sure the pace of the hike was suitable for everyone which made it enjoyable for all. Throughout the day I also learnt a great deal about the wildlife, history, geography and geology of the area. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I’d highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in mountaineering.
Spent two days with Steve and his team doing a mountains skills course - everything about them from start to finish was very good. Knowledgeable, friendly and supportive every step of the way - would definitely recommend them and I will definitely be using them again.
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.