Mountain Training

Bigfoot Services Limited offer both the HML Training and HML Assessment courses (and other mountain courses) on a regular basis in the Brecon Beacons National Park. 2019 Q1 HML COURSES: January 31st – February 3rd: HML Training February 25th – 28th: HML Training March 19th – 21st: HML Assessment March 26th – 28th: HML Assessment OTHER MOUNTAIN COURSES: NNAS Bronze Navigator: October 30th/31st NNAS Silver Navigator: December 11th/12th NNAS Gold Navigator (training only): December 13th/14th REC Outdoor First Aid: December 27th/28th RGS Off Site Safety Management: December 29th/30th REC Travel & Expedition First Aid (incl High Altitude/PAC): December 1st/2nd REC First Aid @ Work forRead More →

The website is now fully operational so we can receive Booking Forms directly from now – apologies for any inconvenience caused, the Contact Form is also available for queries. 2018 courses in the Brecon Beacons National Park with places available: Mountain Training Expedition Skills Module – October 27th/28th NNAS Tutor Award – October 29th REC Outdoor First Aid – November 27th/28th RGS Off Site Safety Management – November 29th/30th REC Travel & Expedition First Aid – December 1st/2nd NNAS Bronze – December 11th/12th NNAS Silver – December 13th/14th  Read More →

October 29th: This NNAS Tutor Award course is at the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre and will be limited to 9 candidates. The NNAS has launched the NNAS Tutor Award, a course for those who teach navigation. It is a recognition that just because one can personally navigate it doesn’t follow that one can teach it! Who are the courses for? Over the next three years (from November 2016) all current NNAS award providers and their staff will have to attend this CPD-accredited course in order to continue to offer bronze-level NNAS courses. Anyone teaching navigation, e.g. Scout Leaders, etc. Successful completion of theRead More →

Bigfoot Services Limited have been delivering NNAS courses in South Wales since 2003 thus making the company an experienced provider for small groups or, if required, for individuals. We deliver the following courses: The Bronze National Navigation Award is a practical hands-on award. It is aimed at people with no navigation experience whether you are new to the outdoors or have been relying on others, guidebooks or easy well-defined routes. The Silver National Navigation Award develops the navigation skills acquired at the Bronze level. It adds skills required to navigate to features and places some distance from paths and tracks. It teaches accurate compass work.Read More →

September 5th/6th – due to a very last minute cancellation we now have one place remaining on this course. The course is for those who have already completed the NNAS Silver Award or for anyone was completed HML or ML Training and wants an appropriate refresher course. One place is also available on the NNAS Gold Assessment course on October 16th. These courses are held in the Brecon Beacons National Park.Read More →

I’m running the following courses late in the year which might be of interest: RGS (certificated) Off Site Safety Management – November 29th/30th REC L5 Travel & Expedition First Aid (incl. PAC) – December 1st/2nd Venue – Brecon BeaconsRead More →

September 17th – 20th: This Hill and Moorland Leader Award Training Course is in the Brecon Beacons National Park with places available. HILL AND MOORLAND LEADER Get away from the paths and enjoy our wild places as a Hill and Moorland Leader. This qualification is ideal for walkers who want to learn the skills required for effective group leadership in the hill and moorland areas of the UK and Ireland. It is used extensively by those involved with delivering the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as well as many walk leaders and outdoor instructors. Hill and Moorland Leaders operate in terrain that is generally more remoteRead More →

Everest Base Camp departs Cardiff on November 4th, 2019. Raise funds for the charity of your choice or simply come along for a trip of a lifetime. In addition to visiting Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar, our acclimatisation trek will also visit Ama Damblam Base Camp. There is an option to climb Island Peak (6,189m) towards the end of this trek. This trip is BS8848:2014 compliant. This trip is led by myself, an International Mountain Leader and I’ve led this trek 5 or 6 times previously. Pre-trek training is included! The final itinerary is now available – please email for a copy (whichRead More →

July 24th  – 8 candidates completed the course today at Cwm Carn so well done to them. Candidate feedback included: 1. Practical activities to break up the journey for group were good 2. Level of resources being used are very good 3. Really enjoyed the practical 4. Liked the way everyone took a lead 5. Enjoyed the games and think these would work well with our own young people 6. Liked the workshop approach – unpressurised and relaxed 7. Thoroughly enjoyed the day 8. Slick, professional and very effective. The NNAS offers the NNAS Tutor Award, a course for those who teach navigation. It isRead More →