5 DAY MOUNTAINCRAFT and NAVIGATION COURSE
A 5 day (4 nights) training course based in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales for people who want to learn the fundamentals skills of how to be self sufficient in the mountains of the UK.
Previous experience: Not required.
Length: 5 days (3 days practical, 2 day expedition)
For the first days you will experience 3 full days of learning new skills from some of the best leaders around. This includes navigation, how to plan a route and kit selection.
The final two days will be an expedition with an over night wild camp, where you will put your new skills to good use and see how much you have learnt.
WHO IS THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR?
The mountains of the UK are remote, technical and exposed to harsh and unpredictable weather. This can make them a hazardous place and this course is designed to equip you with the skills to enjoy them safely and includes an overnight wild camp and navigation skills training.
The course is suitable for beginners with limited previous experience in the mountains or for people with some experience looking to build upon it.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER?
Monday to Wednesday summary
Practical navigation in the mountains
- Planning a route
- How to use a compass
- How to interpret contours
- How to interpret symbols
- Navigation in poor weather
- Food & nutrition
- How weather interacts with the mountains
- How to interpret weather maps
First Aid & Emergency procedures
How to prepare for an expedition
Thursday & Friday
We will head out into the mountains for an overnight wild camp expedition. Over the two days we will look further at navigation skills. We will also look at wild camping skills and how we can do this safely, enjoyably and with sympathy for the environment. We will also discuss mountain safety & emergency procedures.
WHO RUNS THE COURSE
The course will be run by experienced and skilled Mountain Leaders and who are an abundance of fun and patience.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Included in the price of the course will be:-
Accommodation for 5 days.
Full Board – All your food and drink supplied.
Top mountain leaders and coaches.
Trail Events T-shirt
Trail Events Morf.
When you book we will send you a more detailed itinerary which will include a detailed kit list and details of where to find us and times.
The course and the accommodation will be at an idyllic Bunkhouse and cottage situated outside the town of Trecastell which has easy access to the remotest parts of the Brecon Beacons.
Pay in two instalments of £275 – First payment due to book your spot, second payment due the month before (June 2021).
There are two weeks to pick from:-
Monday 5th July – Friday 9th July
Tuesday 13th July – Saturday 17th July
For further enquiries please drop us an email to [email protected]