Outdoor Skills

2-day MOUNTAIN SKILLS courses LAKE DISTRICT

With Mark Reid FRGS – author of ‘The Inn Way’ guidebooks & Mountain Leader

COVID-19 STATEMENT
NB:
we are currently unable to provide any outdoor clothing or kit.

Our Mountain Skills courses are personal skills courses, accredited by Mountain Training, that will give you the skills and confidence to plan and follow your own walks across the Lakeland fells and mountains.

This course is designed for walkers who want to move their walking from valleys and hills to the fells and mountains.

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DO YOU WANT TO…?
  • Learn new outdoor skills
  • Be more confident in the hills and mountains
  • Learn navigation skills, strategies & decision making
  • Plan your own walks and not rely on others
  • Deal with steep, rocky and/or broken ground
  • Understand and visualise contours
  • Stay safe on the hills and mountains
  • Know what to do if the mist comes down
  • Increase your enjoyment of the mountains
  • Leave feeling inspired and ready to do more!
See photos from previous courses

Oct 2019 / Oct 2018 / May 2017 / April 2016 / Sept 2015
May 2015 / May 2014 / Sept 2013 / June 2013

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MOUNTAIN SKILLS

Walking in the mountains is a rewarding and exhilarating experience. To stay safe and enjoy your time out on the fells you need some key skills and knowledge to guide you on your way.

From clothing and kit, to mountain weather and route planning we’ll show you how to prepare for your mountain day. From map skills and navigation strategies to relocation and dealing with steep ground, we’ll show you how to safely follow routes across the fells and mountains.

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ABOUT THE COURSE
  • Introduction to the key skills you need to enhance your enjoyment of the UK hills and mountains
  • Practically based within small groups (max. 8 per tutor)
  • 2 full mountain days in the heart of the Lake District

On both days, we will walk classic Lakeland routes whilst looking at various skills along the way at appropriate opportunities. The course will include route planning and preparation, weather and seasonal effects, map and compass skills, navigation in the hills and mountains, walking skills, dealing with steep ground, clothing & equipment, environmental knowledge, hazards and emergency procedures.

PRE-COURSE

8 Video Tutorials – unlimited access to our online video tutorials. Watching these videos before the course will allow us more practical time outdoors.

  • Weather Forecasts & Conditions
  • Route Planning (maps & digital)
  • Essential Kit & Looking after Yourself
  • Understanding OS Maps & Symbols
  • Practical Map Reading
  • Navigation Strategies
  • Understanding Contours
  • How & when to use a Compass

Pre-course Online Webinar (1 hour) with Mark Reid
During this 1 hour webinar, we will discuss learning objectives, course syllabus, weather forecasts, route planning and essential kit. Your Mountain Skills course notes will also be emailed to you. This webinar will take place via Zoom, which is free and easy to use.

DAY ONE

9:30am: Meet at a village car park in the Lake District (with facilities).
9:30am – 4:30pm: Full day’s walk in the Lake District with Mark Reid. We usually walk between 6 and 10 miles over the course of the day, with plenty of rest stops and time to practice skills and ask questions.
4:30pm – 5pm: De-brief back at the village
Evening: Route planning exercise for the next day

DAY TWO

9:30am – 4:30pm: Full day’s fantastic walk in the Lake District, where each person navigates a section of the route they planned the night before, shadowed by Mark Reid (we usually walk slightly further on the second day and cover around 8 to 12 miles, although this is tailored for each group).
4:30pm – 5pm: Course feedback then head home.

NB: This course doesn’t include climbing but may include steep ground and Grade 1 scrambling.

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This includes:

  • 2 days Mountain Skills & Navigation Training with Mark Reid
  • Unlimited access to 8 Video Tutorials covering key aspects of Navigation Skills.
  • 1-hour pre-course Webinar (via Zoom) to discuss aims, objectives, course syllabus, learning outcomes etc.
  • Detailed course notes, sent by email before the course.
  • Maps and compass for the duration of the course
  • TeamWalking Loyalty Reward scheme
NB: Please provide a packed lunch for both days, travel and accommodation (if applicable).
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