3 DAY MOUNTAIN SKILL COURSE THAT TEACHES YOU HOW TO  NAVIGATION,  WILD CAMP AND MUCH MORE  IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

Learn the skills to leave the front door and head out on your own mini-break. During this 3-day skills course, we will help you to become more confident and independent when thinking about heading into the mountains.

We will look at navigation skills, planning your “Mini Break” also things like weather, places to camp, equipment and emergency skills as well as night navigation and steep ground rope work. We will spend one night under the stars and 2 days learning all the fundamentals of mountain craft under the instruction of a qualified and experienced mountain leader.

Location: Ambleside

Cost: £350

Duration: 3 Days

Ratio: 1:6

COURSE OUTLINE

DAY ONE

We will meet at a pre-agreed central location ( normally somewhere that does a good coffee ) After a short presentation about the weather and how to pack effectively, we’ll head out in the mountains to look at how to navigate efficiently. After most of the day out on the hill learning new skills and developing our current ones, we will take a small chill before meeting again at the pub/restaurant to plan our 2-day expedition in the mountains. We will need to use all the skills that we have learned today to plan our mini-breaks such as weather, route planning and escape routes. The next 2 days are a great chance to explore parts of the Lake District you may not have been to before.

DAY TWO

It will be a nice chilled start to the day meeting at a location (again somewhere that does good coffee ) that we agreed on the previous night. From there we will confirm the final details of our trip, discuss the weather and have a final kit check. There will be a chance for you to buy any last minutes supplies if you need them and then we are off on our expedition. During the day we will look at a variety of key topics that include emergency procedures and steep ground skills, whilst all the time swapping navigational legs. It will be a night under the stars taking in the peace and quiet. There is the opportunity here for us to leave camp and take a small walk at night looking at how to navigate in total darkness. 

DAY THREE

After a night under stars and warm breakfast inside us, we will break camp and finish the final day of our expedition whilst enjoying our surroundings. Today is all about asking any questions you may have and practise any of your new-found skills. After all your now self-sufficient and able to take on any mountain. 

You now have all the key skills and confidence to head out and plan your next adventure.

WHO IS THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

This course is great for anyone who is looking to go out for a few days and wild camp. We ask that you have a basic level of fitness and are able to carry a pack of up to 10kg.

WHATS INCLUDED FOR ME ?

Included in the price is multiple days of instruction from a qualified Mountain Leader and the use of any maps and compasses.

WHAT DO I NEED ?

A full packing list will be sent over to you when you book on to this course.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO LEARN ?

  • Route planning and things to consider
  • Map and compass skills and how to effectively use them
  • Understanding weather and how to plan your trip around it
  • Steep ground skills
  • Emergency procedures
  • What to pack and how best to carry it , so your not taking everything and the kitchen sink!
  • Nutrition and hydration – keeping you moving on the mountains

 

BOOK A SKILLS COURSE

Please either select a chosen skills course from those listed below by entering your preferred dates into the date picker or complete the contact form below to begin the booking process for your chosen course. A member of Mountain Adventure team will contact you once received to confirm and complete the booking process with you.

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