Click on the link below to be taken to our specialist Hill and Mountain Skills website or read on for an overview of the courses.

Hill Skills and Mountain Skills 

Mountain-Skills-029Mountain Training (the National Governing Body of mountain leadership and instructing in the UK) administer and quality control 2 courses called Hill Skills and Mountain Skills. These courses are 'personal proficiency' courses, designed to equip participants with the skills needed to pursue their own hill and mountain walking. 

Lupine Adventure Co-op has delivered these courses since their launch in 2014. In this time we have run 28 Hill and Mountain Skills courses, and trained a total of 139 candidates.


Mountain Skills

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. The syllabus covers map and compass work, mountain weather forecasting, movement through steep ground, planning and preparation, emergency procedures, seasonal effects and the mountain environment. The course is run over 2 days in the main high mountain areas of the UK and Ireland. The minimum age for participants is 12 and there is no need to have extensive mountain walking experience. This course could be ideal to some as a precursor to taking the Mountain Leader Award.

Mountain Skills Dates

Course Location Price Updates Closing date for bookings
18-19 April 2020 Mountain Skills Ambleside, Lake District

£89 + Mountain Training registration fee of £20 (18 years and over, FREE for 12-17 year olds).


Your course tutor Andy Godfrey is an experienced Winter Mountain Leader with nearly 30 years experience playing and working in the outdoors.

We have 2 people booked on this course and it is definitely running.


Friday 3 April

We are also able to run Mountain skills courses for groups on dates to suit you. Please contact us for a quote.

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Hill Skills

Mountain-Skills-038The Hill Skills course is aimed at the beginner hill walker. The syllabus covers the planning of walks, the use of a map, the equipment required, the effects of weather, how to deal with emergencies and gain a valuable understanding of the upland environment. This course takes place in countryside and moorland areas where the skills will be transferable to many popular walking areas of the UK and Ireland. Again the course is 2 days long and is open to anyone aged 12 and over.


Hill Skills Dates

Course Location Price Update Closing date for bookings

29 February to 1 March


Hill Skills Langsett, Peak District  

£99 + Mountain Training registration fee of £20

(18 years and over FREE for 12-17 year olds).

This course currently has 1 booking and will definitely run once 2 bookings are received.


This course is being run in conjunction with Ian Winterburn from Everything Outdoors. Ian is an accomplished fell runner and member of his local Mountain Rescue team. This course is suited to hill walkers, fell, trail and road runners who want to improve their navigation and general hill skills.

To book on this course please call Ian on 07733 266595.
Friday 14th February
6-7 June Hill Skills Edale, Peak District.

£60 + Mountain Training registration fee of £20

(18 years and over FREE for 12-17 year olds).

Join Lupine Adventure for a Hill Skills course designed to give you the skills and confidence to explore the hill areas of Britain. Your course tutor Jo Chitty has a background in plant ecology and is a fully qualified and experienced Mountain Leader. She will take you through a syllabus that includes; the planning of walks, walking skills on rough ground, clothing & equipment, weather, navigation, environmental knowledge, and hazards & emergency procedures.

The course is being delivered by Lupine Adventure in conjunction with Black Dog Outdoors who seek to connect people with the great outdoors to promote better mental health. You do not have to have a diagnosed mental health condition to attend. Black Dog events are open to anyone who feels they would benefit from being involved. There will not be any awkward questions about your mental health, just a supportive and understanding environment to expand your skills and take the next step on your outdoor adventure.

This course has been subsidised by the Mountain Training Association and will run with a minimum of 2 participants.



As well as the date above we are able to run Hill Skills courses for groups on dates to suit you, Please contact us for a quote.

Before attending these courses you will need to register with Mountain Training  (£20 for those 18 years old and over, 12-17 year olds FREE).

More information is available from our Hill and Mountain Skills web site. your social media marketing partner