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Snowdonia Walking and Climbing Hill and Mountain Skills

The essential skills to get you out on the hills.

The Mountain Training Hill and Mountain Skills Scheme website link offers a practical introduction to the skills required to get started in hill walking and mountain walking. The courses aim to equip participants with the basic knowledge and essential safety skills required to start pursuing their own participation in hill and mountain walking as a leisure time activity.

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Hill Skills
The Hill Skills course is aimed at the beginner hill walker and ideal for those interested in developing a practical understanding of how to plan walks, become familiar with the use of a map, learn about the equipment required and also gain an understanding of the effects of weather, how to deal with emergencies and gain a valuable understanding of the upland environment. The course utilises countryside and moorland areas where the skills will be transferable to many popular walking areas of the UK and Ireland.
Course duration: 2 days
Minimum age: 14 years
Cost: £100 (under 18s £75)

Mountain Skills

Mountain Skills
The Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for walkers interested in applying their countryside walking skills to the mountain environment. Ideally, participants would have done some basic hill walking previously and have a reasonable level of fitness. Skills in map and compass, mountain weather forecasting, movement through steep ground, planning and preparation, emergency procedures, seasonal effects and the mountain environment all form the syllabus of this course. Course duration: 2 days
Minimum age: 14 years
Cost: £100 (under 18s £75)

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All participants are required to register with Mountain Training. This is a one-off cost and allows access to either or both courses.
Cost: £20 per person (£17 for under 18s)

Registration cost includes:

•Access to the Mountain Training Digital Logbook
•A copy of the 'Safety on Mountains' handbook
•Certificate of attendance for both courses
•Access to technical advice from Mountain Training

Hill and Mountain Skills courses require a minimum of 2 persons to run.

Young persons under 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent or legally appointed guardian.

Course dates

Mountain Skills

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