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2-day Hill and Mountain Skills Course

 

Is it for me?

This course is designed for beginners to hill walking, helping you to get out and explore the hills and mountains under your own steam whilst staying safe. Based out of Aviemore, you will be "learning by doing" whilst exploring some of the incredible mountain scenery we have here in the Cairngorms National Park

Small groups - maximum 4 participants.

Choose between scheduled events (available for individuals to join as part of an open group) and private courses (can be run throughout the summer on mutually-agreeable dates to suit you and your group).

Hire of map, map case and compass included in the course price.

 

Course content

Over the two days we will look at:

  • What to pack (and what not to pack!);
  • What to wear;
  • How to plan a mountain day taking into account weather forecasts and other factors;
  • Mountain navigation; and
  • What to do in the event of an emergency.

 

Dates and prices

Scheduled events (available for individuals to join as part of an open group):

  • 2024 dates coming soon

Price: £180 per person

 

Private courses (can be run throughout the summer on mutually-agreeable dates to suit you and your group):

  • 1 person or 2 people: £360
  • 3 people: £450
  • 4 people: £480

 

Further information

Experience required: To make the most of this course, you should have a reasonable level of fitness and be keen to learn. No previous experience is required.

Equipment required: A full kit list will be provided at the time of booking. Course participants will need to supply most of their own kit.

Joining instructions: Course participants will meet in Aviemore on the first morning of their course. This will allow the most suitable venue for the day to be chosen based on the weather forecast etc. Course participants will need to arrange their own travel from Aviemore to the course venue each day. If you will not have a car, for example if you are planning on arriving in Aviemore using public transport, please advise at the time of booking as it may be possible to facilitate a lift "up the hill". Car sharing amongst course participants will be encouraged.

Please contact me to discuss your requirements or to book.

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