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MTA - Hill and Mountain Skills

The Mountain Training Association has recently launched two new personal skills courses for new and improving hill walkers. Moorland Adventure are an approved MTA course provider.


These courses are 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.


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

 - Terrain areas: UK & Ireland countryside and moorland


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. The course is run in the main high mountain areas of the UK and Ireland.


 - Course duration: 2 days

 - Minimum age: 14 years

 - Terrain areas: Mountains of the UK & Ireland


Upcoming Hills Skills Courses


17th / 18th October 2015 - Dove Holes


21st / 22nd November 2015 - Dove Holes


Upcoming Mountain Skills Courses


Dates to be announced in the coming months



Register now via the links above


If you looking for a custom course or alternative dates please don't hesitate to email us or give us a call.

Eventbrite - Hill Skills - MTA Approved Course - (17th/18th October)
Eventbrite - Hill Skills - MTA Approved Course - (21st/22nd November)

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