This short film follows a group on a Mountain Skills course in Snowdonia, which is designed for anyone aged 14 and over who wants to transfer their existing walking skills to more mountainous terrain. The team, who all had experience of walking thanks to the expedition element of the Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, laughed, sang and danced their way through the two day course.
“It was a hilarious couple of days in the mountains with a really friendly and approachable instructor, learning how to become independent in the hills.”
Zoe Wood, 16
Mountain Skills courses are available all over the UK and are part of the nationally accredited Hill & Mountain Skills scheme. Hill Skills courses are designed for beginner walkers who would like to learn how to enjoy our beautiful countryside.
Margaret Ross, 44, who completed a Mountain Skills course in September 2015, said: “The fact that I was able to navigate my own way and make sense of bearings, direction of travel and timings made me feel that with practice I could go anywhere I wanted.
For more information on the range of hill and mountain skills courses from Mountain Training visit www.mountain-training.org