Project Description

This course is a practical introduction to the skills required to getting out safely in the mountains. The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and essential safety skills required to start pursuing their own participation in mountain walking as a leisure time activity. This Mountain Skills Course is provided by Gary Evans Outdoors.

The Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for walkers interested in applying their countryside walking skills to the mountain environment. Ideally, participants would have done some basic hill walking previously and have a reasonable level of fitness.

Skills in map and compass, mountain weather forecasting, movement through steep ground, planning and preparation, emergency procedures, seasonal effects and the mountain environment all form the syllabus of this course.

The course is run in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales and skills learnt here are transferable to other mountainous areas of the UK.

Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales

Duration: 2 Days including evening lecture/workshop


Some experience walking and navigating in open county is required to make the most of this course. Participants must be aged over 14. You must also register with Mountain Training before you can book on the course (£20 or free for under 18s). Register Now.

Course Content

The course includes all aspects of the MT syllabus including:

  • Planning
  • Walking Skills
  • Clothing and Equipment
  • Weather
  • Navigation in the hills
  • Environmental knowledge
  • Hazards and emergency procedures

Cost: The cost for the course is £130 per person.

What You Will Need: Further details sent on booking. You can borrow equipment from us if you do not yet have your own.

What You Will Receive: As well as two days of training for expert instructors, both on and off the hill, you will receive a copy of the “Safety on Mountains” course hand book, training notes and future advice from both us at Hawk Adventures and from Mountain Training and access to an online digital logbook.

Training Courses

Small Group (1-3)£295
Medium Group (4-10)*£90 pp

*Discounts available for larger groups, contact us to find out more.

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