Hill and Mountain Skills Course

Hill and Mountain Skills Course

Adventure Northumberland offer a Hills Skills Training Course and Mountain Skills Course as well as an expedition module for those wishing to improve there skills in the Hills and Mountains.

Hill Skills Course

Who is a Hill Skills Course for?

A Hill Skills Course is ideal for those wanting to lead trips on footpaths across The UK. The day will be spent in the hills on rough footpaths and trails. You will need to be dressed for a day out in the hils, we aim to be out for 5-6 hours.

What will I learn on a Hill Skills Course?

  • Planning – how to plan a hill walk.
  • Walking skills – what things should you consider for a day out walking.
  • Clothing and equipment – what makes for good outdoor kit and why.
  • Weather – how it can affect your day out.
  • Navigation in the hills – how to use a map and compass, plan and use navigation strategies and an introduction to phone based GPS sytems.
  • Environmental knowledge – how to minimise your impact in the countryside as well as learning about local flora and fauna
  • Emergency procedures – what to do when things go wrong, and it may not be your party that it happens to but someone you encounter on your trip.

Where will the course run?

An Adventure Training Hill Skills Course runs over 2 days in Northumberland, set in Ingram in the heart of The Northumberland National Park.

Who will run the course?

All courses are ran by experienced Mountain Leaders

How long does the course run for?

The course is for 2 days starts at 9am. Part of the day is spent indoors looking at participants aims and objectives. You will be finished around 5pm.

What is the cost of the course?

£100 for the course, there is a 20% deposit required and the balance is paid 2 weeks in advance. Accomodation is not included.

Mountain Skills Course

Who is a Mountain Skills Course for?

A Mountain Skills Course is ideal for those wanting to lead trips across the mountains of The UK. The day will be spent high on the hills on rockier terrian and will look at the use of ropes as safety tools. You will need to be dressed for a day out in the hils, we aim to be out for 6 - 8 hours.

What will I learn on a Hill Skills Course?

  • Planning – how to plan a day in the mountains
  • Mountain Weather - and its affects on us.
  • Walking skills – what things should you consider for a day out walking.
  • Clothing and equipment – what makes for good outdoor kit and why.
  • Navigation in the mountains – how to use a map and compass, plan and use navigation strategies and an introduction to phone based GPS sytems. Understanding contours and how to navigate using them.
  • Environmental knowledge – how to minimise your impact in the countryside as well as learning about local flora and fauna
  • Emergency procedures – what to do when things go wrong, and remember it may not be your party that it happens to but someone you encounter on your trip.

Where will the course run?

An Adventure Training Hill Skills Course runs over 2 days in either The Lake District or Scottish Highlands

For the Lake District we will be based in the Gelnridding Area, and for our Scottish Highland courses Glencoe and Aviemore.

Who will run the course?

All courses are ran by experienced Mountain Leaders and Mountain Instructors.

How long does the course run for?

The course is for 2 days starts at 9am. Part of the day is spent indoors looking at participants aims and objectives. You will be finished around 6pm.

What is the cost of the course?

£120 for the course, there is a 20% deposit required and the balance is paid 2 weeks in advance. Accomodation is not included.

What is an Expedition Module?

The expedition module can be added to the Mountain Skills Course for an addtional fee. It is an opportunity to try wild camping, what equipment is needed and how to have a successful camp. We will also do some night navigation.

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