Mountain Training Hills skills course

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The course follows the usual MT Hill skills syllabus.

Planning – how to successfully plan a day in the hills in the UK or Ireland.

Hill skills – what things should you consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills etc.).

Handrails and tick features

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. learn a systamatic approach to naviagtion to give you more confidence.
5D’s, Handrails, Aiming Off, Target points, Contour interpretation, etc


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.

During a Hill Skills course, you can expect to start each day at about 9am. The first part of the course is spent indoors, getting to know the other people on the course and gaining an understanding of basic hill planning. Your experienced tutor will outline the plans for the course before you head out into the hills. The end of the will usually involve a short indoor session to review the day and plan the following day’s outing. You can expect to be out each day for around 5 hours and generally on Hill Skills courses this will be on footpaths or trails that are rough underfoot with the occasional diversion to interesting features. Much of the journey during the course will involve learning opportunities and as such, the pace of the day is friendly and will include plenty of breaks.

The course is run in partnership with Lupine Adventure
Price is £99 for 2 days +£20 registration with Mountain Training

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