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Mountain Skills and Navigation in Snowdonia

Mountain Skills and Navigation in Snowdonia

Freedom Outdoors offers a two or 5 day course aimed at people who want to learn the skills needed to climb mountains. The course is based in Snowdonia, North Wales. The course will equip you with the skills required to progress into more mountainous areas with confidence. Learning will take place in a practical way with lots of opportunity to recap during the course. Should I choose the two or five day course? Both courses have the same aim: To equip you with the skills to head out into more mountainous terrain and away from paths with confidence. Both courses will cover the skills listed below to a certain extent. The five day course will allow you to move through skills at a slower pace and potentially in more detail. It will allow more time for practise and recaps. It will also give us the opportunity to explore more of the varied terrain that the Snowdonia National Park has to offer.

What does the mountain skills and navigation course cover?

As with all of our courses our mountain skills and navigation course in Snowdonia has a flexible approach to cater for individual needs but examples of aspects usually covered are listed below:

• Weather and route planning.
• Movement skills through steep and rocky terrain.
• Measuring distance to calculate walking time.
• Pacing and timing.
• Use of the compass.
• Methods of relocating in mountainous terrain.
• Poor visibility navigation strategies.
• Introduction to basic use of GPS devices.
• Hazards and emergency procedures.
• Clothing and equipment choices.


Below are the dates we have available for our mountain skills course in Snowdonia course:

Two day options:
10th - 11th December 2016
1st- 2nd April 2017
14th-15th October 2017

Five day options 2017:
22nd - 26th May
30th October - 3rd November

Is the course suitable for me?

A little previous hill walking and reasonable fitness it beneficial. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss the suitability of this course.

Course Price

£110 two day option
£295 five day option

The mountain skills and navigation course follows Mountain Training's syllabus. Mountain Training is an organisation which aims to educate and train people in walking, climbing and mountaineering. They have developed a range of nationally-recognised mountain leadership, instruction and coaching awards, as well as skills courses. If you wish to receive a certificate of attendance as well as the other benefits listed below you will need to register with Mountain Training. Registration costs £20 and covers both the Hill and Mountain Skills awards.

• Access to the MTUK digital logbook.
• A copy of the ‘Safety on Mountains’ handbook.
• Access to technical advice from MTUK.

Please contact Freedom Outdoors for more information on our Mountain Skills and Navigation in Snowdonia, or to discuss your requirements and make a booking.

BOOKING ENQUIRY or call 07976 016039

Mountain Skills and Navigation in Snowdonia enquiry

Other NGB/Accredited Courses courses:

» Hill Skills in Snowdonia

» Lowland Leader Award Assessment

» Lowland Leader Training

» Mountain environment

» Mountain Leader Assessment, North Wales

» Mountain Leader Award Re-assessment

» Mountain Leader Refresher: Hazards of steep ground.

» Mountain Leader refresher: Navigation

» Mountain Leader Training (ML), North Wales

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