Mountaineering Courses

Mountaineering courses are for those who want to develop their mountain skills.

There's also a day course if there is a specific UK mountain climb that you'd like to do.

If you like the idea of a remote multi-day mountain trek, then have a look at the Mountaineering Expedition course.

A river bundling down from the Glyderau

The views can be mind-opening

But sometimes, walking in, you come across something so beautiful that you have to stop and look.

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Introduction to Mountaineering Course

Introduction to Mountaineering Course

On this two-day course you'll go walking in the mountains and experience for yourself the specific challenges and rewards that they hold.

The first day will be a relatively gentle introduction in an accessible area, which will also give you a chance to evaluate your equipment and make any necessary changes.

On the second day, you'll attempt a more demanding peak.

Some questions you might want to cover are:

  • "What equipment do I need to climb mountains?"
  • "Am I fit enough to climb a mountain?"
  • "Where am I allowed to walk in the mountains?"
  • "What is it like to go mountaineering?"

Experience required:

Anyone who would like to try mountaineering.

Maximum group size: eight

Places to learn mountaineering:

The Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia and the Lake District are ideal venues.

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Climb a UK Mountain

Climb a UK Mountain

Climb Snowdon, Scafell Pike, or any other mountain that you have your heart set on.

This is a one-day course for English and Welsh mountains.

Bring your camera on this one.

Course summary:

  • Review of your equipment
  • Opportunity to replace some kit if necessary
  • Climb the mountain of your choice
  • Reach the summit - weather and conditions permitting
  • Descend for a celebratory coffee or beer!

Experience required:

No experience necessary, only a good level of fitness and some grit and determination.

Maximum group size:

Eight

Places to climb a major UK mountain:

Wherever you choose! The Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia and the Lake District are full of beautiful mountains.

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Advanced Mountaineering Course

Advanced Mountaineering Course

This two-day course is designed for those who have already climbed a number of peaks, but who would like to broaden their skills.

The aim of the course is to find mountains that are especially challenging in terms of terrain or navigation, and look at the skills needed to meet those challenges.

Our chosen climbs will depend very much on the type of skills you want to learn.

Subjects this course can cover are:

  • How to choose a safe line on difficult ground
  • Decision-making and judgement - "Is it safe to continue?"
  • Route-planning and types of map
  • Navigation where paths are faint / non-existent
  • Equipment for different weathers and environmental conditions
  • Emergencies and getting help

Experience required:

Some prior experience of mountaineering.

Maximum group size:

Six

Places to learn mountaineering:

Snowdonia and the Lake District are ideal venues.

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Mountaineering Expedition Course

A wild-camping expedition into Glen Affric, Scottish Highlands

Over this two-day course, you'll do an overnight wild-camping expedition, and get right into the mountain wilderness.

The expedition can be part of a long mountain journey, or can involve relatively few hours of walking, although you will still need to be discreet and be prepared to pack up early.

Questions we can cover on this course are:

  • "How do I go about planning a two (or more) day mountain walk?"
  • "How do I choose a wild-camping spot?"
  • "What equipment do I need to wild-camp in the mountains?"
  • "Is wild-camping allowed?"
  • "How do I make sure that I leave no trace?"

Experience required:

You should have prior experience of walking in the mountains and be fit enough to carry a large rucksack for two days.

Maximum group size:

Six

Places to do a mountaineering expedition:

The Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia and the Lake District are ideal venues.

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Alice Turner Climbing Courses is part of Foundation Expedition Leadership, a Community Interest Company.

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Page Contents:

Introduction to Mountaineering courses

Climb a Mountain

Advanced Mountaineering courses

Mountaineering Expeditions