MT – Hill Skills – 22nd & 23rd May 2021
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: £115 per person.
To follow the MT requirements the course will need at least 2 (preferably 3) participants to go ahead, the maximum number per course will be 6. If course numbers are not met you will be offered a refund or a rebooking on another course.