Outdoor Skills

Start Mountain Walking Snowdonia

Take up a new hobby and start mountain walking! This 3 day beginners walking course in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales is ideal if you have little or no experience of mountain walking but want to get started.

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We’ll cover the essentials you need to start mountain walking in Britain and Ireland as well as enjoying 3 outdoor days in Noerth Wales Snowdonia.

We’ll look at clothing, equipment, hazards, route planning and essential navigation skills, as well as attempting mountain routes with different characteristics to give you a a great start to your mountain walking adventures.

Over the course you will have learn and practice the techniques and skills needed for traveling safely in the mountains of Snowdonai, Britain and Ireland.

Course Content

  • Weather
  • Equipment, Food and clothing
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Access
  • Reading a map
  • Using the compass
  • Navigation Strategies and techniques
  • Route Planning
  • Mountain Hazards

Course Itinerary

This can vary depending on the weather conditions experienced, which in itself forms part of the course.

Day 1: A mountain day. Looking at preparation necessary for heading out into the hills, clothing and equipment required as well as movement on different types of mountain terrain

Day 2: A navigation day establishing the essential skills and techniques as well as looking at the impact of the weather

Day 3: Getting to the top of our chosen mountain objective, with you navigating through the day in whatever conditions we face



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