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  • Weather forecasts and its impact on us

  • Navigation and map reading skills

  • The use of a compass

  • Planning and following a route

  • Distance pacing and timing

  • Methods of relocation

  • Environmental awareness

  • Selecting the appropriate outdoor equipment

  • Emergency procedures on the mountain

Our 2 day Hill Skills courses are based in Snowdonia and the Peak District.

The course is aimed at keen outdoor enthusiasts who wish to gain the skills required to operate safely in a mountain environment. We aim to deliver our at all levels of ability, within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. All Summit Mountain Skills Hill skills courses are run on a 1:6 ratio and so can be tailored to fit individual needs.

On completion, we aim to have sent you away with a new set of skills to enjoy the hills and mountains safely.

A detailed equipment list will be provided upon booking, as will all relevant maps required for the course.

BOOK YOUR HILL SKILLS COURSE

Our Hill Skills courses deliver essential skills for mountain safety and are suitable for outdoor enthusiasts at all levels of experience.

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About Summit Mountain Skills

To learn about Summit Mountain Skills, you have to understand that my love for the outdoors started when I was just 7 years old. My father and I walked the Pennine way together and I instantly became hooked.

Over 40 years, my adventures have taken me all over the world with climbing and mountaineering trips across the UK, the Alps and the beautiful Himalayas.

I am a fully qualified Mountaineering Instructor. Such qualifications allow me to work all year, both in the summer (where I work in North Wales and the Peak District) and the winter (where I move to Scotland due to the scenic views). I take pride in transferring the skills I have developed over the years to other individuals, and watching their confidence and skills grow.

My work consists of introductory mountaineering courses right through to training and assessing Mountain Leaders; I also take pride in leading overseas trips. In addition to providing instruction at Glenmore Lodge – Scotland’s National Outdoor Centre – I have delivered Winter Safety lectures for the BMC and worked for Jagged Globe on rock and scrambling courses across the UK. I am also a course director for Mountain Training Wales, leading qualification courses for the organisation in the summer and winter.

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