Mountain Skills

Mountain-Skills-038The 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 main high mountain areas of the UK and Ireland.


The course is 2 days long and is designed for personal skill development but as there is no pre-requisite to have extensive mountain walking experience and as it is open to anyone over the age of 14 it could be used as a precursor to taking the Mountain Leader Award.


The course will cover topics under the headings:

  • Planning
  • Walking Skills
  • Clothing and Equipment
  • Weather
  • Navigation in the Hills
  • Environmental Knowledge
  • Hazards and Emergency Procedures in the Hills


View the full mountain skills syllabus.


Course Location Price Updates Closing date for bookings
12-13 May 2018 Mountain Skills Ambleside, Lake District £66 + Mountain Training registration fee of £10 (14-17 years old) or £20 (over 18). Take advantage of our January sale and book a place on this course with 33% off. 14 April

18-19 August 2018

Mountain Skills Ambleside, Lake District £99 + Mountain Training registration fee of £10 (14-17 years old) or £20 (over 18).   21 July


To book on the course please fill in the booking form on the Lupine Adventure site.


After booking with us and before the course you will have to create an account with Mountain Training and register with the Hill and Mountain Skills (HMS) scheme. 


If you would like to know more then please call or e-mail us for more details.




Lupine Adventure Co-operative Ltd is registered with The Adventure Activities Licensing Service as licensed to provide specified activities under the following headings:

  • Rock Climbing.
  • Abseiling.
  • Gorge/Ghyll Scrambling.
  • Orienteering.
  • Hill Walking & Mountaineering.

To find out more about the Adventure Activities Licensing Service visit their website or call them on 029 2075 5715.


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We have instructors based in Snowdonia (North Wales), The Lake District (Cumbria), The Peak District (Derbyshire), The Cairngorms and Yorkshire.