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!


winter skills course cairngorms scotland

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


2 days - £150

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Scrambling course cneifion arete snowdonia

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


5 days - £400
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mountain skills course wales

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


3 days - £200
5 days - £300
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mountain leader refresher course

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


2 days - £125
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