Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May 2019


Day 1: Honister Pass, Buttermere   Day 2: Stonethwaite, Borrowdale


If you're looking for two days of fun, adventure and knowledge building then this is the course for you. Our two day mountain skills course will aim to help make you a more rounded hillwalker and does so by spending pretty much the entire course actually out on the hill!


Over the duration of the course you can expect to cover:

  • Navigation Training - Map & Compass Work, Route Planning, Escape Options

  • Introduction to GPS - Benefits and drawbacks

  • Personal Walking Skills - Movement Skills, Route Finding, Scrambling Skills

  • The Weather - Forecasts, reading the weather

  • Emergency Procedures - What to do when it all goes wrong

  • Environmental Concerns - Learn about the Environment and how to protect it


Day 1 will generally be spent focusing on improving navigation skills. Whether you've not really had any contact time with a map at all or have some skills you'll be certain to learn something during this day. 


Day 2 will involve some light scrambling in the Borrowdale valley. Here we will be able to focus on moving through rugged terrain safely and also how to think about protecting your fellow group members if required by using various 'spotting' techniques. More navigation consolidation will also occur on day 2. Each day will last in the region of 6 hours.


This event is an 'Open Event' and there are a maximum of 6 places available. You will be accompanied by one fully qualified and first aid trained instructor. All technical kit such as maps and compasses is provided. 


Please note, this product is a bought as a Digital Download. Upon purchase you will receive a link to download the event documents. If wanting multiple places please add the event to your basket multiple times. 


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2 Day Mountain Skills Course - Lake District

  • Well behaved dogs are allowed on this event.

  • Please note the event fee is for Instruction only. It is your responsibility to book accommodation and bring food for the weekend. 


    Convenient places to stay include Keswick and villages in Borrowdale (Rosthwaite, Stonethwaite, Grange)