Hill & Mountain Skills Courses

Gemini Outdoor are proud to be associated with Mountain Training as an Approved Provider for both the Hill & Mountain Skills Scheme.

These courses are a practical introduction to the skills required to get started in hill walking and mountain walking. The courses aim to equip participants with the basic knowledge and essential safety skills required to start pursuing their own participation in hill and mountain walking as a leisure time activity.

Hill Skills Course “ideal for beginner hill walkers”

The Hill Skills course is aimed at the beginner hill walker and ideal for those interested in developing a practical understanding of how to plan walks, become familiar with the use of a map, learn about the equipment required and also gain an understanding of the effects of weather, how to deal with emergencies and gain a valuable understanding of the upland environment. The course utilises countryside and moorland areas where the skills will be transferable to many popular walking areas of the UK and Ireland.

Course cost: £90.00 (excl Residential fees)
Course duration: 2 days
Minimum age: 14 years
Terrain areas: Cotswolds, Marlborough Downs, Dartmoor, Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains
Date of our next Hill Skills Course: tba

Mountain Skills Courses “great for further developing 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. 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.

Course cost: £110.00 (excl Residential fees)
Course duration: 2 days
Minimum age: 14 years
Terrain areas: Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, mid-Wales, Snowdonia
Date of our next Mountain Skills Course: tba    

Booking onto your Course

Step 1
  • All participants are required to register with Mountain Training (use the “Register for Award” button below). This is a one-off cost and allows access to either or both courses.
  • Cost: £20 per person (£17 for under 18’s)

Registration cost includes:

  • Access to the Mountain Training Digital Logbook
  • A copy of the ‘Safety on Mountains’ handbook
  • Certificate of attendance for both courses
  • Access to technical advice from Mountain Training
Register for Award
Step 2

“I have had the pleasure of walking the hills with Steve over the years. Steve is extremely knowledgeable on a variety of subjects and the mountains are no different.”