We have many folk join us, and initially they laugh at the prospect of hill and mountain adventures; however, time and time again, we have shown them that as their health and fitness improves, their desire to ‘try new things’ comes to the fore and then off to the mountains we go! Primarily, folk are put off such adventures because of their fitness; and secondly an understandable ‘fear of the unknown’ and stepping off the path or track onto the wilderness is a big step…and that is what we are here for. Not so much ‘hand holding’ more of a safety net for them learn new skills, practice, make mistakes, enjoy the triumphs always knowing that there is someone watching over them who will let them make mistakes but will show them how and why and steer them back to making the right decision.
As Mountain Leaders and International Mountain Leaders we will have inevitably made errors; however, at the start, like everyone else we would most likely have had someone watching over us and guiding us to make the right choices (after it had gone wrong of course!)…that is how we learn!
Over the coming months, we are holding series of mountain walks to further develop your health and fitness, as well as learn new or hone existing mountain skills that will help keep you safe in the hills.
Our “Progressing to Mountain Nordic Walking Series” will initially take place in and around the Brecon Beacons; however, we have lots of scope in the UK to take our adventures further afield over the coming months and years!
To keep us busy, we have plenty of progressive routes to suit all abilities and experience; and as such we’d like to introduce you to the joys of the open fell, teaching you mountain skills, how to use a map & compass, navigate in all conditions, route finding, emergency procedures, all whilst getting more out of your poles and further increasing your health & fitness.
We plan to start with easy day routes at various mountain venues and develop your skills, experience and confidence throughout the months. You will see from our website Events that we have scheduled two days of walks, the first ‘Sugar Loaf’ being a favourite with us over the years; the second a cracking route along forest trails, open country and along the river taking in a series of waterfalls, including one that we will walk behind!
To join any of these walks, please let us know you’d like to attend, and we will forward a kit list and instructions on where to meet and at what time.