Hill Skills course participants

Organisers

Moorland Adventure
Phone
07870 693816‬
Email
[email protected]
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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team Base

Location

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team Base
8A Hallsteads, Dove Holes, SK17 8BJ
Category

Date

16 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019

Time

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Cost

£98.00

MT – Hill Skills – 16th & 17th March 2019

The Hill & Mountain Skills scheme is a great way to develop your personal skills and confidence in all elements of hill and mountain walking. From planning a coastal walk to navigating in complex terrain, these courses are an ideal opportunity to learn the basics and enjoy the countryside.

2 Day Course Notes

The Mountain training 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.

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.

Course duration: 2 days
Minimum age: 14 years
Venue: Buxton Mountain Rescue Team Base, Doveholes
Cost: £98 per person.

Candidates for this course MUST register with Mountain Training
Find out more about the Mountain Training Hills and Mountain courses by visiting the MT website.
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Hourly Schedule

Saturday 16th March

08:30 - 17:00
Day 1

Sunday 17th March

08:30 - 17:00
Day 2