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Hill & Mountain Skills

Adventure LEVEL | 2 day(s) | Ratio 1:6 | From £200.00

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Overview

Do you hike but want to build your confidence? Do you rely on others to map read and navigate?  Do you avoid going into the hills when it is cloudy or the weather may deteriorate? Do you choose your walking route based on the presence of a path?

Gain knowledge and skills to unlock new walking potential with Glenmore Lodge, Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre.  Booking a 2 day course with one of our friendly, supportive and experienced instructors will unlock all sorts of future adventures for you.

Glenmore Lodge is based just 10 minutes from Aviemore, close to the famous Loch Morlich and with access to many hills, Munros and endless hiking choices.  The route for each day will be influenced by the group.  Choose to stay in one of our en-suite bedrooms, with hearty home cooked meals and an on-site bar.

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DETAILED INFO

AIMS

We will equip you with the skills required for confident and competent hill walking in the UK mountains under summer and autumn conditions, as well as 2 wonderful days of memories.

PRE-REQUISITES

A suitable level of physical fitness for 2 days hill walking. If you have any concerns, then do call the team here for a chat to talk through any worries.  We’re sure we’ll be able to put your mind at rest.

CONTENT

  • Navigation skills including the use of map, compass and electronic devices
  • Informed decision making in producing practical and achievable route plans
  • Understanding of mountain weather
  • Dealing with an emergency and understanding the role of mountain rescue
  • Planning to avoid water hazards and how to deal with them on the hill
  • What clothing & equipment to take and how to use it.

Step 1

Book your course place online

Step 2

Call to book accommodation. Prices from £60pn

DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date27/04/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£200.00Places
Date11/05/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£200.00Places
Date01/06/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£200.00Places
Date08/06/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£200.00Places
Date29/06/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£200.00Places
Date20/07/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£200.00Places
Date10/08/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£200.00Places
Date31/08/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£200.00Places
Date14/09/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£200.00PlacesFULL Contact Us
Date21/09/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£200.00Places
Date09/10/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£200.00Places
Date12/10/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£200.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

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USEFUL INFORMATION

Start Time:
09:00
End Time:
17:00
Meeting at:
Glenmore Lodge

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Your course price includes:

2 days with one of our experienced and friendly instructors.

Access to free items of kit.  Don’t let lack of kit put you off. You don’t need to come fully equipped.  Try our waterproofs as part of our course price and decide what might work for you in the future.  We do also have walking boots, but always recommend you bring your own where possible.  Keep scrolling down to find out more about kit lists.

We provide a packed lunch for each course day and the all important afternoon tea and cake.

In-course transport

WHAT'S INCLUDED IF YOU CHOOSE THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION - AS ABOVE PLUS

If you choose to book to stay with us then you’ll be booking to stay in one of our Premiere Inn style en-suite bedrooms.

Breakfast is included when you book to stay, with its tempting options, which include continental, cooked and cereals.

 

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WILL I NEED

YOU WILL NEED (Glenmore Lodge can provide if required)

  • Waterproof jackets and trouser
  • Insulated synthetic jacket
  • Appropriate footwear for the attended course
  • Gaiters
  • 40lt rucksack
  • Walking poles

 

 EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES

Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list.

  • Personal clothing
  • Warm outdoor wear
  • Insulating layers
  • Trekking / climbing trousers (not cotton)
  • Hat & gloves***
  • Compass (if you have one)
  • Waterproof map case (maps and map cases are not a stores item but can be purchased from our shop)
  • Rucksack liner (or sturdy bin liner) / dry bags
  •  Hydration system (water bottle)
  • Box or bag for packed lunch
  • Personal first aid kit
  •  Personal toiletries & medications (towels are provided)
  • Suncream & sun hat

 

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Can't find exactly what you are looking for? We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.