Click on the link below to be taken to our specialist Hill and Mountain Skills website or read on for an overview of the courses.
Mountain Training (the National Governing Body of mountain leadership and instructing in the UK) administer and quality control 2 courses called Hill Skills and Mountain Skills. These courses are 'personal proficiency' courses, designed to equip participants with the skills needed to pursue their own hill and mountain walking.
Lupine Adventure Co-op has delivered these courses since their launch in 2014. In this time we have run 28 Hill and Mountain Skills courses, and trained a total of 139 candidates.
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. The syllabus covers map and compass work, mountain weather forecasting, movement through steep ground, planning and preparation, emergency procedures, seasonal effects and the mountain environment. The course is run over 2 days in the main high mountain areas of the UK and Ireland. The minimum age for participants is 14 and there is no need to have extensive mountain walking experience. This course could be ideal to some as a precursor to taking the Mountain Leader Award.
Mountain Skills Dates
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|18-19 April 2020||Mountain Skills||Ambleside, Lake District||
£99 + Mountain Training registration fee of £20 (18 years and over, FREE for 12-17 year olds).
If you book with a friend before the 2nd of March you can have 2 places for £150.
Your course tutor Andy Godfrey is an experienced Winter Mountain Leader with nearly 30 years experience playing and working in the outdoors.
|Friday 3 April|
We are also able to run Mountain skills courses for groups on dates to suit you. Please contact us for a quote.
The Hill Skills course is aimed at the beginner hill walker. The syllabus covers the planning of walks, the use of a map, the equipment required, the effects of weather, how to deal with emergencies and gain a valuable understanding of the upland environment. This course takes place in countryside and moorland areas where the skills will be transferable to many popular walking areas of the UK and Ireland. Again the course is 2 days long and is open to anyone over the age of 14.
Hill Skills Dates
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|29 February to 1 March||Hill Skills||Langsett, Peak District||
£99 + Mountain Training registration fee of £20
(18 years and over FREE for 12-17 year olds).
This course currently has 1 booking and will definitely run once 2 bookings are received.
This course is being run in conjunction with Ian Winterburn from Everything Outdoors. Ian is an accomplished fell runner and member of his local Mountain Rescue team. This course is suited to hill walkers, fell, trail and road runners who want to improve their navigation and general hill skills.To book on this course please call Ian on 07733 266595.
|Friday 14th February|
As well as the date above we are able to run Hill Skills courses for groups on dates to suit you, Please contact us for a quote.
Before attending these courses you will need to register with Mountain Training (£20 for those 18 years old and over, 12-17 year olds FREE).
More information is available from our Hill and Mountain Skills web site.