Mountain Skills Day
Date/Time: 03/11/2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Location: Moel Siabod Cafe, Betws-y-Coed
Mountain Skills Day
A rewarding ‘Mountain Skills’ day to use and increase your current mountain walking techniques, focusing on gaining confidence when the ground gets steeper and the paths less obvious. We will look at the weather forecast for the day and share planning strategies to get the best out of the given conditions. Based on people’s aims, we can revisit navigation and route finding in mountainous terrain, as well as looking at movement skills through steeper ground and identifying and minimising risk to us as walkers in the mountains. This day will suit walkers who like to visit our high mountains, but would like to do so with more confidence and ability to route plan in different weather conditions.
£30 per person
A full day course like this would usually be £60+
Only 8 places available so booking essential.
Your walk will start and finish at Moel Siabod cafe, Capel Curig LL24 0EL. OS Grid Reference SH 727 578
Please arrive no less than 30 minutes before the start of your walk.
Walking distance – up to 6 miles
Height gained – max 900m
Suitable for over 18’s with some mountain experience.
Please dress appropriately for the weather including waterproofs and walking boots.
Special equipment needed – This is a mountain day and you should be properly prepared. Please see our Kit List.
You should also bring:
Large scale Snowdon map OS map OL17 Snowdon and a compass (these can be provided)
Personal First Aid kit
Experience needed – You should have some mountain experience and be comfortable covering the height and distance required.
Packed Lunch – Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of snacks
You may not be able to join the course if you do not have suitable clothing and footwear. This will be at your leaders discretion on the day.
If there’s a boulder to climb or river to swim, there’s Ross – a self-confessed childhood explorer. With time spent camping and trekking in the UK and French Alps. Ross has a strong background in youth leading, following his involvement in The Air Training Corps and Duke of Edinburgh Award. He then continued as an ATC Adventure Training Instructor with Duke of Edinburgh Expedition groups.
Holding the Mountain Leader, the International Mountain Leader and Rock Climbing Instructor qualifications, Ross seeks every opportunity to work in an environment he continues to love. He is comfortable with all ability levels and group sizes and enjoys teaching new skills to others. With expedition experience from Peru to Borneo and Tanzania to Alaska, Ross prioritises organisation and safety – with some bad jokes thrown in for good measure! Ross regularly receives feedback on how he can motivate anyone to the top of a mountain…and back down again, with immense encouragement and support.