MOUNTAIN SKILLS COURSES​

MOUNTAIN SKILLS COURSES

Planning – how to successfully plan a walk in the mountains in the UK or Ireland. 
Walking skills – what things should you consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills, steep ground etc.). 
Clothing and equipment – being suitably dressed and equipped can make the difference between a great day out and a complete disaster. 
Weather – how it affects the mountains and your day out. 
Navigation in the mountains – everything from selecting a compass and using a map to navigation in poor visibility and an intro to GPS. 
Environmental knowledge – how to minimise your impact on the hill, information on good practice and useful organisations. 
Hazards and emergency procedures in the mountains – how to respond to any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency. 

A Mountain Skills course will start with an opportunity to meet the other people on the course and take part in a short planning session with the course tutor. After that you will be out in the mountains, moving away from marked paths and into steeper, rockier terrain in order to learn about the differences in weather, navigation and managing risk in the mountain environment. The physical effort required on these days will be more demanding than the Hill Skills course and you can expect to be out in the mountains for between 5-6 hours. In addition, many of our providers will run an evening session that can either be a walk into darkness or an additional teaching session on other elements of the course syllabus. ​

Course duration - 2 Days
Course Ratio - 1:4
Cost - £ 100 per person
Location - Peak District

Want more information?

For More information contact me at info@mountainmatt.co.uk or direct message me on Facebook. I aim to respond to all emails within 24 hours, however I can be out in the hills with no signal and will contact you on my return.
Private Guiding
Cant find what your looking for? Why not hire me for the day. I can offer guided mountain walks, climbing and scrambling days on a date to suit you. Get in touch info@mountainmatt.co.uk

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Testimonials

Sam - Navigation Course 2016
"Had a great day out with Matt revisiting some nav. We covered all the basics, building on the areas I was already familiar with - a very well thought out day and really appreciated Matt's flexible approach to teaching. Looking forward to getting out and practising!
Thanks for a fab day "


Becky - Peaks Navigation Course 2017
I had a great day out with Matt navigating around the Peak District. Matt is really knowledgeable, patient and a great instructor. I got so much out of the day and can't wait to book up another day. Highly recommended!

Tom - Navigation Course 2016
"Matt is a great instructor and would reccomend him to anybody. His instruction was top class and very relaxed, ive learned alot and will be booking onto another one of his courses."

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  
Ive never used a map or compass, will this course be ok for me?
This course is designed for beginners and people with little or no experience of reading maps or using compasses. We follow a structured approach through the day and all my clients see an improvement in their navigation by the end of the session.

I’m not very fit, how far do we walk?
The course aim is to teach you navigation skills not push your physical limits. We normally walk around 10 km during the day and have plenty of breaks and stops.

Do you provide equipment?
I can provide maps on request but would always recommend buying your own map and Silva Type 4 Compass. For the day you will only require normal hiking gear and waterproofs. A full kit list is sent to you when you book onto the course.