MT – Mountain Skills – 22nd & 23rd May 2021
A Mountain Skills course is a great way to learn the essential skills you will need to enjoy the mountains in the UK safely. Whether you have ambitions to climb Everest, become a Mountain Leader or you’d like to feel more confident using a map, a Mountain Skills course is a great first step.
2 Day Course Notes
The Moorland Adventure 2 day, MTA Approved Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for walkers interested in transferring their walking skills to more mountainous terrain. Ideally, participants would have some basic hill walking experience and have a reasonable level of fitness.
What does the Moorland Adventure Mountain Skills course cover?
Planning: how to successfully plan a walk in the mountains 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, steep ground 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 mountains and your day out.
Navigation in the mountains: everything from selecting a compass and using a map to navigation in poor visibility and an intro to GPS.
Environmental knowledge: how to minimise your impact on the hill, information on good practice and useful organisations.
Hazards and emergency procedures in the mountains: 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: £135 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.