Hill Skills & Mountain Skills Courses

Gemini Outdoor are pleased to be able to share over 2 decades of experience and knowledge in providing our “Hill Skills” & “Mountain Skills” courses.

Our courses are a great way to help you start and/or develop skills required for your hill walking and mountain walking adventures. We aim to develop each person with the basic knowledge and essential safety skills required to knowledgeably participate in your own hill and mountain walking as a leisure time activity.

Hill Skills Course “ideal for beginners”

The “Hill Skills” course is ideal for those starting their hill walking adventures. Throughout the course you will be supported and coached in a wide variety of skills to help you develop at your own pace, with skills including:

How to plan walks…
Familiarity with the use of a map…
Understand the equipment required for your adventures…
Understanding the effects of weather…
What to do in the case of an emergency…
Enjoying the upland environment…

We run our “Hill Skills” course in local countryside and moorland areas; however, the skills developed are transferable to many walking areas.

Course cost: £90.00 (excl Residential fees)
Course duration: 2 days
Minimum age: 14 years
Terrain areas: Cotswolds, Marlborough Downs, Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains

Please enquire as to the date of our next Hill Skills Course


Mountain Skills Courses “great for further developing skills”

You may undertaken our Hill Skills course and/or have a wealth of personal experience in the hill environment; and now you want to take it one step further…this is where the Mountain Skills course is steps in. On this course, you will develop skills in areas such as:

Using a map and compass…
Interpreting mountain weather forecasts…
Your movement over steep ground…
Planning and preparing your adventure…
Emergency procedures…
How the seasons effect our decision making…
Enjoying the mountain environment…

For this course we look to operate in the high mountain areas of the UK; hence, ideally you would have a reasonable level of fitness.

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

Please enquire as to the date of our next Mountain Skills Course


Choosing the right Course & Booking onto your Course

  • To choose which Course is right for you; and/or to Book onto a Course please contact us:

“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.”