Hill Skills - 2 Day
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 8 People to 1 instructor

Hill Skills - 2 Day

  • Hike
  • Mountain Training Award
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Overview

This two-day course is a perfect introduction to hillwalking for anyone. You'll cover where to walk, what to wear, how to plan and follow routes, useful information about the upland environment and weather, and what to do if things don't go to plan. You'll be learning from our highly qualified instructors and developing your new skills as you explore the peaks of Snowdonia. You can also opt to complete the two-day accredited Mountain Training Hills Skills course during the week, by registering with Mountain Training.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

- You will have gained the skills and techniques to be confident and comfortable planning, and undertaking, your own hill walks.
- You will have loads of time outside on practical learning days.
- You’ll be inspired to take on your own hill walks after the course.

Itinerary

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect


During the two days you'll cover all the essentials;

Walking Skills - what things you should consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills)

Navigation Skills - including using basic features and symbols, using a compass, navigation strategies and electronic devices

Weather - how it affects the hills and your day out

Clothing and Equipment - how being suitably dressed and equipped can make the difference between a good day out and a bad day out

Environment - how to minimise your impact on the hill and good practice

Hazards and Emergency Procedures - how to deal with any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency

Experience Required

You must be at least 18 years old to join this course at Plas y Brenin (or 14 if accompanied by a parent)

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

Available Course Dates

Start the booking process by selecting a course date, then adjust your details to suit your requirements.

Course Start Date
Duration
Spaces available
Cost*
Course Start Date
9th July, 2022
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
6
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£142.00
Residential:
£244.00
Course Start Date
1st September, 2022
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
8
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£142.00
Residential:
£244.00
Course Start Date
24th October, 2022
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
8
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£142.00
Residential:
£244.00
Course Start Date
21st January, 2023
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
8
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£142.00
Residential:
£244.00
Course Start Date
23rd January, 2023
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
8
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£142.00
Residential:
£244.00
Course Start Date
20th February, 2023
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
8
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£142.00
Residential:
£244.00
Course Start Date
27th February, 2023
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
8
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£142.00
Residential:
£244.00
Course Start Date
4th March, 2023
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
8
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£142.00
Residential:
£244.00

*If your course is based at Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, residential prices include catering from the morning of your course start date and cover the duration of your course, accommodation starts on the night before your course commences to the morning of the last day of your booking.

This course will help you become

more competent and confident at the skills of hillwalking and ready to enjoy more

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