Knowing how to read a map and use a compass are vital skills for any hillwalker or mountaineer. Navigation is sometimes seen as a 'dark art', but with a little bit of coaching and instruction you can gain the skills to give you the confidence to head out solo.
We have an array of Navigation training courses available, all of which can be tailored to suit your current abilities and aspirations. The Lake District has a huge variety of terrains, so whether you'd like to be better at sticking to tracks, or want to be more accurate across mixed ground there will be a location to suit the course.
Going into the mountains in winter can be such an incredible experience, however unlike heading out in summer there is much more to know in order to keep yourself safe. As you pack your winter rucksack you'll be putting loads of additional technical kit in there, such as an ice axe, crampons, an avalanche probe and shovel. All of this equipment has a vital use, and knowing when to use it, how to use it and why you use it will keep you safe on the fells.
We have a real passion for winter mountaineering, and that coupled with our coaching experience we have pieced together a range of 1-4 day winter skills courses available in the Lake District and Scotland to help get you skilled up.
Summer Mountain Skills Courses
If you feel like upping your skills as an all round hill walker in order to get more out of your adventures then look no further. We have designed a two day and four day summer mountain skills course to help you improve your skills and knowledge in a multitude of areas. From navigation training and learning how to scramble better, to getting to grips with the weather and having a go at wild camping!
Wild Camping Experience
There really is nothing like it! All that effort of carrying your kit up on to the hill on your back is immediately worth it once you have your own camp of solitude. Spending the night up on the fells, surrounded by numerous peaks is incredible, and waking up to an amazing sunrise is always a bonus too.
Join us for a Wild Camping Experience to not only enjoy this but to also learn how to do it safely and efficiently.
Security on Steep Ground &
Heading into a bit of scrambling terrain always adds a bit of excitement to a day on the hills, but it without a doubt makes the journey that bit more serious.
Having the skills and knowledge to know how best to read, move through and escape this terrain is essential. This one day course is ideal for helping to increase your skill set when it comes to being among steep ground whether it be solo or with a group. This course is a great refresher for Mountain Leader Trainees.