Discover Hill & Mountain Skills (2 Days)

Discover Hill & Mountain Skills (2 Days)

245.00

For one weekend only, we are offering our Discover Hill and Mountain Skills course as a condensed weekend package. Do you hike and hill walk on marked trails, but not confident to plot your own path through our hills and mountains? Gain knowledge and skills to unlock new walking potential.

The UK has amazing and diverse mountain and hill environments to explore. The reasons for visiting these special places may be personal but the benefits are vast. If you’d like to increase your self reliance and have the confidence to play a more pivotal role in your walking then this is for you! We aim to set you on course to developing skills that will enable you to be comfortable and safe in truly unique wild places.

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2 DAYS | RATIO 1:6 | £245.00

DETAILED INFO

AIMS

We will equip you with the skills required for confident and competent hill walking in the UK mountains & hills under summer conditions.

PRE-REQUISITES

A suitable level of physical fitness for 2 days hill walking.

CONTENT

  • Navigation skills including the use in map, compass and electronic devices

  • Informed decision making in producing practical and achievable route plans

  • Understanding of mountain, hill & moorland weather

  • Dealing with an emergency and understanding the role of Mountain/Dartmoor rescue

  • Planning to avoid water hazards and how to deal with them on the hill

  • What clothing & equipment to take and how to use it.

WHAT WILL I NEED?

We only supply instruction for the course, it does not include transport or personal equipment. Your instructor will want to check that personal equipment is appropriate for the activity. Listed below are the essentials;

  • Waterproof jackets and trousers

  • Insulated synthetic jacket

  • Appropriate footwear for the attended course

  • Gaiters

  • 40lt Rucksack

  • Walking Poles

  • Personal Clothing

  • Warm Outdoor Wear

  • Insulating Layers

  • Trekking / Climbing Trousers (not cotton)

  • Hat & Gloves

  • Whistle

  • Compass – Silva type 4 recommended

  • Waterproof Map Case

  • Rucksack liner (or sturdy bin liner) / dry bags

  • Hydration system (water bottle)

  • Packed Lunch

  • Personal first aid kit

  • Personal toiletries / medication

  • Suncream & sun hat

  • Map information – we encourage everyone on Climb Devon summer navigation & skill courses to have a map covering Dartmoor National Park. OS map OL28 1:25 000 covers the areas we use and is the recommended map for our courses - other scales will be discussed on the course. Please ensure that this is a weather proof active map or you have a map case. For courses in other locations please contact us regarding map information.