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Hill SkillsScheme

The 2 day Hill Skills course is your key to getting started in countryside and moorland walking. There is no experience of hill walking required to attend a Hill Skills course because the content of the course is aimed at beginners. If you do have some experience of hill walking but aren't confident about planning walks, navigating and understanding the equipment required, then the Hill Skills course is an ideal way to learn.

Before you book onto Hill Skills, make sure you have registered on the Hill & Mountain Skills scheme with Mountain Training.

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COURSE TOPICS

Planning – how to successfully plan a hill walk in the UK or Ireland. Walking skills – what things should you consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills etc.).
Clothing and equipment – being suitably dressed and equipped can make the difference between a great day out and a complete disaster.
Weather – how it affects the hills and your day out.
Navigation in the hills – everything from selecting a compass to navigation strategies and an intro to GPS.
Environmental knowledge – how to minimise your impact on the hill and information on good practice and useful organisations.
Hazards and emergency procedures in the hills – how to respond to any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency.



2 DAY COURSE - 16 HOURS

£110 PER PERSON

We also offer these courses to groups at competitive rates.
Get in touch with us if there is a group of you wanting to trained.

COURSE DATES

2017
Monday & Tuesday 24 - 25 July
Thursday & Friday 27 - 28 July

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