Hillwalking, Scrambling & Winter Skills

Do you want to tackle some exciting Scrambles or get into Winter Mountaineering? Maybe embark on the Mountain Leader Training Scheme or just have a great week in the mountains learning new skills? Whether it’s an Advanced Scrambling course or a Mountain Leader refresher, we can use our experience and local knowledge to ensure you learn lots and have a great time on one of our courses!

If you’re unsure of what scrambling is, have a read about it here: Moving on from hill walking to scrambling

Mountain Leader Award

The Mountain Leader scheme is designed for people who want to lead groups in the mountains, hills and moorlands of the UK and Ireland. If you love being out in the mountains and want to share your enthusiasm with others, become a Mountain Leader and you’ll never look back (unless you’re checking your group’s still there!).

Mountain Leaders operate the length and breadth of the country with all sorts of groups of people; from scouts and schoolchildren to outdoor instructors and OAPs. The award is what you make it and there are countless opportunities for passionate Mountain Leaders.

We are approved providers for ML Training and Assessment courses and have years of experience delivering fun and relaxed courses, whilst imparting loads of knowledge!

Cost

Training, 6 days - £325
Assessment, 5 days - £325
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Scottish Winter Skills Course

Winter mountaineering is tough and requires a level of skills above that of a summer hillwalker.
On this course, based out of Aviemore in the Cairngorms, you will learn the skills to look after yourself in the winter mountain environment. This will include looking at the use of crampons and ice axes, navigating in zero visibility, avalanche awareness, emergency shelters and lots more!

This course is great fun, we love being out in the winter!

Max Ratio 1:6

Cost

2 days - £150


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Hillwalker to Mountaineer Week

This is a week for hillwalkers to become mountaineers!

We’ll be hunting out rocky ridges, gullys and aretes, starting with grade one scrambles such as Y Griben and Crib Goch, progressing through the week to roped scrambles like Cneifion Arete and Parson’s Nose. Along the way you’ll learn how to move safely and efficiently through scrambling terrain, including using the rope to protect you and your partner on the trickier grades.

This really is a great way to progress your skills and discover some amazing parts of North Wales.

Max ratio 1:4 but will be 1:2 for some days

Cost

5 days - £400
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Intro to Scrambling Course

A day scrambling is one of the most fun things you can do in the mountains. It has the movement of climbing with the freedom of covering long ridges and getting into the mountaineering game. This may include some roped scrambling and after the 2 day course in Snowdonia you’ll have learnt how to look after yourself on some pretty serious terrain.

No prior experience required, just an enthusiasm to have a great time on rocky terrain in the mountains.

Max Ratio 1:4

Cost

2 days - £140
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Advanced Scrambling Course

If you’ve done some scrambling but want to advance on to terrain that requires a rope then you’ll need to learn some new skills. Over the two days you’ll learn lots of these like how to build belays, protecting you and your partner, route finding etc., all whilst doing some great routes in Snowdonia that’ll leave you addicted! Being able to tackle grade 2 and 3 scrambles means you’ll have an endless supply of adventures waiting for you…

Max Ratio 1:2

Cost

2 days - £160
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Mountain Skills

This mountain skills course is designed to give you the skills to head out and enjoy the mountains safely. Days one and two look at navigation skills and movement on steep rocky ground and on day three we put these into practice on a quality mountain day. Days four and five are a mini break expedition wild camping in the hills to give you a great, rounded experience – we’ll even throw in some night navigation!

This could be the perfect intro to mountain walking or give you the confidence needed to progress to the Mountain Leader scheme.

No prior experience necessary, just plenty of enthusiasm!

New for 2017, we have a three day version of this course.
Day 1, navigation with some steep, rocky ground
Days 2 & 3, mini break wild camping exped.

Max Ratio 1:6

Cost

3 days - £200
5 days - £300
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Mountain Navigation

This is an intense two day course covering all things navigation. We’ll be talking compasses, contours, spurs, re-entrants, pacing and so much more. If you’re heading out in the hills these are all skills that you must have.

Whether you’re looking to learn these skills for the first time or refresh existing rusty skills, then you’ll get loads out of this course.

Max Ratio 1:6

Cost

2 days - £125
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Mountain Leader Award Refresher

Have you completed your Mountain Leader training and would like to spend a day brushing up on your navigation or rope work? We regularly work on and deliver Mountain Leader training and assessment courses for various providers so know exactly what the required standard and skill set is, so we can help make sure you’re prepared, confident and ready.

We make sure we create a nice relaxed learning atmosphere and pick locations that work well to meet your aims.

These days are a mix of navigation and security on steep ground, if you want a full day of either just get in touch!

Max Ratio 1:4

 

Cost

1 day - £50
2 day - £100
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