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MT Hill & Mountain Skills

Mountain Training launched two personal skills courses aimed at new and improving hill walkers in April 2014. They coordinate the training of the Hill and Mountain Skills courses through its network of approved course providers.

These courses are a practical introduction to the skills required to get started in hill walking and mountain walking and aim to equip participants with the basic knowledge and essential safety skills required to start pursuing their own participation in hill and mountain walking as a leisure time activity.

MT Hill Skills
The Hill Skills course is aimed at the beginner hill walker and ideal for those interested in developing a practical understanding of how to plan walks, become familiar with the use of a map, learn about the equipment required and also gain an understanding of the effects of weather, how to deal with emergencies and gain a valuable understanding of the upland environment.

The course utilises countryside and moorland areas where the skills will be transferable to many popular walking areas of the UK and Ireland.

Course duration: 2 days
Minimum age: 14 years
Terrain Area: North East Wales / West Pennines Moors – other locations possible for bespoke group bookings.
Course Dates: T.B.C

We are also happy to run bespoke courses for groups at an agreed location & time. Please contact us to discuss your group needs further.

Course Cost: £120 per person (1:6 ratio)

MT Mountain Skills
The Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for walkers interested in applying their countryside walking skills to the mountain environment. Ideally, participants would have done some basic hill walking previously and have a reasonable level of fitness.

Skills in map and compass, mountain weather forecasting, movement through steep ground, planning and preparation, emergency procedures, seasonal effects and the mountain environment all form the syllabus of this course. The course is run in the main high mountain areas of the UK and Ireland.

Course duration: 2 days
Minimum age: 14 years
Terrain Areas: Snowdonia, North Wales – other locations possible for bespoke group bookings.
Course Dates: T.B.C

We are also happy to run bespoke courses for groups at an agreed location & time. Please contact us to discuss your group needs further.

Course Cost: £120 per person (1:6 ratio)

Registration Cost for MT Hill or Mountain Skills Courses:
All participants are required to register with Mountain Training. This is a one-off cost and allows access to either or both courses.
Cost: £20 per person (£17 for under 18s)

Registration cost includes

–   Access to the Mountain Training Digital Logbook
–   A copy of Safety on Mountains handbook
–   Certificate of attendance for both courses
–   Access to technical advice from Mountain Training

Please be aware the Mountain Water Expeditions course fee is in addition to the Mountain Training registration fee.

If you have any questions or require more information on costs and dates, please contact us.