Mountain Skills

Learn to venture into the hills and mountains of the British Isles independently with safety and confidence. On our mountain skills course you will develop your ability and confidence so you feel better able to enjoy the challenges of the wonderful wild places of UK.

This course is suitable for folk with no previous walking experience.

It can also be tailored to your needs if you are an experienced walker that has so far tended to stay on lowland walks or have limited yourself to routes with good paths and tracks.

Exactly what is covered on the mountain skills course depends on what your focus is and the length of your course but could include:

  • Navigtaion
  • Route Planning and timing
  • Emergency procedures and mountain rescue call outs
  • Campcraft
  • Weather forecasting
  • River crossings
  • Equipment choice and selection

There is an option to include a night navigation exercise to improve your navigation skills in poor visibility and/or have an overnight camp in a quiet remote part of the national park.


There are no pre requirements for the mountain skills course other than you should be fit enough to walk in hilly terrain for 6-8 hours per day while carrying a light rucsac.

Private Bookings: Cost & booking information

Price per day.

1 person - £185

2 people - £200

3 people - £220

4-6 people - £240

Please send an email with your preferred dates and itinerary and we will get straight back to you regarding availability.

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  • Hi Ian ! Thanks for making a great weekend for us we had a superb time in your company, really enjoyed ourselves. thanks for making up the CD for us, that's great. Looking forward to those action shots !! Would definitely be good to catch up with you again Ian .. we'll get on the case building anchors in the lounge and hopefully be up to scratch for the next time ! Karan just called me and we discussing stiff arms and shoulders but said she's dying to get up there again :-) !! ~ Rob and Karan. Intro Rock Course
  • Ian, many thanks for an outstanding weekend - you judged our ability perfectly and tailored the programme accordingly. We will be talking out that final pitch for a few years to come..... ~ Chas. Guided Scrambling