Our Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for walkers interested in transferring their walking skills to more mountainous terrain. The two days are an excellent way of learning foundation skills for more confident and independent mountain walking.We ensure you have ample opportunities to experience and practise new found skills and you'll spend two days walking the stunning Carneddau and Glyderau mountain ranges.We'll cover how to plan mountain walks, understand mountain weather and how it affects us on the mountains, navigation, emergency procedures and much more!

Mountain Skills

Our Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for walkers interested in transferring their walking skills to more mountainous terrain.

Suitable For

  • Walkers wanting to transfer their skills to more mountainous and complex terrain.
  • People wanting foundation skills for mountain walking

Course Includes

  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Kit list and friendly advice
  • Group safety equipment
  • Qualified, insured and experienced instructor

Course Summary


Required Fitness

Course Length

2 day

Course Price


Course Ratio


Time Required

2 days




Course Dates Starting

Start : 15 Oct 2021 - ( 2 day )

Start : 10 Nov 2021 - ( 2 day )

Start : 18 Dec 2021 - ( 2 day )

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Course Description

Our instructors are local, experienced, insured and friendly and will make sure you enjoy the two days whilst progressing your skills at a steady and progressive pace. Ideally, participants will have some basic hill walking experience and a head for heights as we will aim to include some simple scrambling over the two days. Once you book we'll send you a kit list and joining letter with information about the two days and we're always available for advice or a chat if you have any concerns! 

Note: All our staff are qualified, knowledgeable and will always strive to give you the best experience coupled with ensuring your safety.

Course Schedule

  • Meet and greet at 9am on the first day

  1. Discuss the factors which affect planning a walk including weather, clothing and potential hazards.

  2. Route finding and problem solving.

  3. Access and conservation, first aid and emergency procedures.

  4. Navigation including maps and modern technology.

  5. A journey into the mountain environment covering various topics along the way.

  6. Each day finishes around 5.00pm.

Day 2 will be a continuation of the course topics within a mountain journey whilst enjoying some of the best views in Snowdonia!

All timings on the mountain are approximate.

Please contact us for alternative dates and group bookings.

Full details will be sent upon receipt of your booking form and payment.

Please read or download our terms and conditions.





Course Reviews

Spent two days with Steve and his team doing a mountains skills course - everything about them from start to finish was very good. Knowledgeable, friendly and supportive every step of the way - would definitely recommend them and I will definitely be using them again.

Thanks for the great two days training! We very much enjoyed the course and yesterday put those skills to practise by planning, navigating and reaching Glyder Fawr. We loved it! We'll be back for the winter skills course!!
Sophie and Chris

Fantastic two days on a mountain skills course with Stephen. He tailored the learning to suit all the individuals needs within the group. This was done in a knowledgeable and friendly way with the right level of challenge.

Attended a mountain skills course this week with Stephen. Great stuff. Learned plenty of good practical techniques on navigation , route planning , and staying safe in the mountains. All put over in a calm , non judgemental way. A very knowledgeable guy and good company. Would recommend this course to anybody looking to refine their skills and gain confidence in the mountains!

Fantastic guy, fantastic course, I would recommend to anybody. Had a super time out in the mountains with great people. Thank you Steve.