Rob Johnson
Mountaineering Instructor (MIC)
& International Mountain Leader
Photo: Looking down the Ogwen Valley on a navigation course in Snowdonia

Mountain Navigation Courses and Hill Walking Qualifications in Snowdonia

We offer a range of navigation courses, hill walking courses and mountain skills courses here in Snowdonia and taking in some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. To learn the skills to travel in the mountains under your own steam through mountain navigation is to enter a world that will enliven all of your senses, and remain with you for the rest of your life. Navigation skills form the foundation for all journeys in the mountains. Taking the time to learn how to use a map and compass and having the confidence to navigate in poor visibility will open up a world of opportunity for hill walkers, rock climbers and mountaineers alike.

We are approved providers of the Mountain Training UK Mountain Skills course and have included this within our two and five day courses.

If you are looking for a mountain challenge then check out the Welsh 3000 Challenge event.

To see the courses listed in date order please visit the diary page.

Approved Providers

Mountain Skills (Navigation): An MTUK two day course that teaches you to read a map and compass and travel safely in the mountains.

Navigation and Scrambling: A 5 day course that combines our mountain navigation and intro to scrambling courses in Snowdonia and can include the MTUK Mountain Skills course.

Mountain Craft Course: A 6 day course looking at mountain navigation, emergency scenarios, grade 1 scrambling and wild camping in Snowdonia includes the MTUK Mountain Skills.

Advanced Navigation: A day developing your navigation skills by focusing on contour interpretation using contour only mapping.

ML Training: A 6 day training course to become a Mountain Leader in the UK, many people enjoy this course in its own right without wanting the qualification

Welsh 3000 Challenge: A tough challenge to climb all of the mountains in Wales that are over 3000 feet in less than 24 hours.

Swiss 3000m Week: A one week trip climbing 3000m summits in the Swiss Alps and giving you the skills to plan your own Alpine trekking trips in the future.


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