Learn Hill Skills in the Peak District
2 people attending
2 places left
OutdoorLads is pleased to be able to offer a very limited number of FREE places on this 2-day Hill Skills course from Mountain Training held in the Peak District.
The Hill Skills course from Mountain Training is your key to getting started in countryside and moorland walking. No previous hill walking experience is required because the content of the course is aimed at beginners. If you do have some experience of hill walking but aren’t confident about planning walks, navigating and understanding the equipment required, then the Hill Skills course is an ideal way to learn.
These courses are particularly useful to those interested in going on to become OutdoorLads walk leaders (however this is not a leadership course but one designed to improve your personal hill skills).
Delivered by qualified and experienced mountain professionals, the course is nationally accredited and developed with Mountain Training, the awarding body for qualifications in walking, climbing and mountaineering.
Courses takes place entirely outdoors and cover a range of topics including what clothes you should wear, what equipment you should carry with you, how to plan your day out, what routes you can take, understanding the weather, how to navigate using paper and digital mapping and dealing with emergencies in the outdoors. Experienced instructors will share their knowledge with you and answer any questions you have about exploring the hills and mountains of the UK.
The course will run from 9am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday and you must attend both days. There is small course fee of £10 that will need paying to the event leader on the weekend. OutdoorLads will cover this cost for active leaders - please drop a note to email@example.com if you'd like us to pay this for you.
This course will be led by an OutdoorLads Leader and run jointly with his own outdoor business so there will be non-ODL members on the course with you. Places are very limited to please only sign up if you're certain you're able to attend. These courses typically cost up to £150.
If you're not local to the Peak District you'll need to arrange your own accommodation nearby.
You can find out more about the course and a full syllabus at www.mountainxperience.uk/activities/hill-skills/ or direct from Mountain Training at https://www.mountain-training.org/personal-skills/hill-and-mountain-skills/hill-skills
Reviews from previous ODL attendees:
"An excellent course with a great instructor. Learnt a lot, improved my confidence in mountain walking and I had a fantastic weekend!" Jurg Z
"Simon was a great tutor. He adapted to our abilities and allowed us to take the lead at times. I definitely have come away with more confidence on the mountain." Dan H
"I was looking for a course to give me a strong foundation & feel more confident in the mountains. Simon delivered a fun packed, informative weekend which will certainly help me take on some bigger challenges." Alex N
Photos: Property of hellosimon and used with permission by OutdoorLads.
IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement
You MUST complete a Participation Statement, in addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete this Participation Statement once, not for each event you attend.
What to bring
You'll need outdoor kit for a whole weekend in the hills whatever the weather! You will need an Ordnance Survey 1:25 000 Explorer map for the Peak District Dark Peak area and a compass.
Food & drink
You'll need food and drink for a whole weekend in the hills. We start and end each day at the Penny Pot Cafe where you can enjoy breakfast and buy food for lunch if needed.