multiday mountain skills courses, An Teallach, Scotland

Join us on a mountain skills course spread over several days, possibly combining all the elements in several big mountain days! What's better than learning to navigate whilst ticking off classic scrambles, summiting mountains and maybe even sleeping among the giants themselves! Why not combine a scrambling course in the Lake District with some Wainwright walks? Or a Wild Camp as part of a navigation course on Dartmoor?

All of my course can be combined to create a great package. Below are a few of the more popular ideas, but please feel free to contact me if you fancy some other options.

5 - DAY MOUNTAIN SKILLS
£300pp
5 Days

Dartmoor/North Wales/The Lakes

1:6

An action packed week to turn you into a mountaineer! We will cover elements of navigation, scrambling and wild camping. 

This course is a combination of my COMPLETE NAVIGATION and WILD CAMPING courses. 

This week can be tailor made to the group. So if you're a navigation wizard, we can focus more on the scrambling and wild camping aspect, whilst at the same time, utilising your navigation skills.

Why not combine this week with a MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE (found on the SUMMIT DAYS page) to get something extra out of it too!

AIMS:

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Be able to plan and implement walks and over night camping in the hills and mountains of the UK in 'summer' conditions

  • Start to become a more independent hill and mountain walker

 

CONTENT:

On this course, we will cover the following:

INTRO TO NAV
  • Conventional Symbols

  • Maps scales and the grid system

  • Orientating the map to the ground

  • Identifying and using handrails

  • Parts of a compass

  • Contours and large features

  • Measuring Distances

  • Simple relocation

INTERMEDIATE NAV
  • Different types of maps and scales

  • Grid references

  • Pacing and Timing

  • Naismiths rule

  • Route planning

  • Compass bearings

  • Attack points

  • Aiming off

  • Catching Features

  • Tick off features

  • Smaller contour features

  • Intro to poor visibility/night navigation

  • Relocation techniques

ADVANCED NAV
  • Use of altimetres

  • Accurate compass work

  • Poor visibility/night navigation

  • Map memory

  • Contour only navigation

  • Small contour features

  • Micro navigation

  • Aspect of slope

  • Back bearings

  • Resections

  • Map memory

  • Dead reckoning

  • Using the group to aid navigation

WILD CAMPING
  • Variety of kit and equipment needed for wild camping

  • Selecting and cooking food suitable for wild camping

  • How to pack and carry an expedition rucksack

  • How to select and set up a suitable campsite

  • Leave no trace

  • Environmental impacts of wild camping

  • Access and laws surrounding wild camping

Great Langdale, The Lake District
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Lake District Fells, Mountains