Mountain Skills Day

Join us on one of our Mountain Skills days and we will help you learn the skills needed to enjoy the mountains safely. Learn how to pre plan a simple mountain walk and follow it, without getting lost!

Stunning view of Snowdon at the Mountain Skills Day charity walk

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Some of the things we cover on our courses are:

  • Navigation
  • Map Scales and what they mean
  • Grid References
  • Map symbols
  • Contour Lines
  • Using the compass to take bearings from a map
  • Walking on compass bearings
  • Hand-railing features
  • Identifying large features on a map and then find them in the surrounding area
  • Scrambling
  • Foot placement
  • Route finding
  • Down climbing
  • Escape routes

We normally have an instructor to client ratio of 1:6. Our meeting place is at Moel Siabod Cafe on the day, full details will follow

Event Location: Moel Siabod Cafe, Betws-Y-Coed, A5, Capel Curig, LL24 0EL