June 8th/9th in the Brecon Beacons: one place remaining on this Mountain Skills course which is an entry level awareness course by Mountain Training and a useful introduction for those wishing to learn skills for safe hill and mountain walks in the UK.

Planning – how to successfully plan a walk in the mountains in the UK or Ireland. Walking skills – what things should you consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills, steep ground etc.). Clothing and equipment – being suitably dressed and equipped can make the difference between a great day out and a complete disaster. Weather – how it affects the mountains and your day out. Navigation in the mountains – everything from selecting a compass and using a map to navigation in poor visibility and an intro to GPS. Environmental knowledge – how to minimise your impact on the hill, information on good practice and useful organisations. Hazards and emergency procedures in the mountains – how to respond to any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency.