Learn Mountain Skills in Snowdonia

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OutdoorLads is pleased to be able to offer a very limited number of FREE places on this 2-day Mountain Skills course from Mountain Training held in Snowdonia, North Wales.

The Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for people interested in exploring mountainous terrain and wanting to develop their confidence in the mountains. It’s a great way to learn the essential skills you will need to enjoy the mountains in the UK safely. Whether you’d like to feel more confident using a map or you have ambitions to climb Everest, the Mountain Skills course is a great first step.

This course is 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.

It 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 support@outdoorlads.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 so 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 Snowdonia 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/mountain-skills-snowdonia/ or direct from Mountain Training at www.mountain-training.org/personal-skills/hill-and-mountain-skills/mountain-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

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IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement

You MUST complete a Participation Statementin 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. 

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.