Mountain 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  33 courses, and trained 167 successful participants. Some of these have been open courses and some have been for schools and university societies.

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 10 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

Date: Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th of September 2022.
Location: Ambleside, Lake District.
Price: £109 per person or £199 for two people booking together.
Bookings Close: Monday 19th September 2022.
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We have 1 person currently booked on this course.


We are 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 novice 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

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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.


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