Our Mountain Navigation Training Courses

Our courses are designed to teach you essential skills to navigate safely and confidently in the mountains. We offer three levels of courses: bronze, silver, and gold.

Bronze Level Course - 1 Day: The bronze level course is perfect for beginners who have little or no experience with navigation in the mountains. In this course, you will learn the basics of map reading, compass work, and route planning. You will also learn how to use GPS devices and digital maps to aid your navigation. The course includes a mix of classroom and practical sessions, with a focus on easy to navigate terrain. By the end of the course, you should feel confident in navigating in the mountains.

Silver Level Course - 1 Day: The silver level course is suitable for those who have some experience with navigation in the mountains but want to improve their skills further. In this course, you will learn more advanced navigation techniques, including taking bearings, pacing, and timing. You will also learn how to navigate in more challenging terrain, such as steep slopes, and how to plan routes across multiple summits. The course includes a mix of classroom and practical sessions, with a focus on moderate to challenging terrain. By the end of the course, you should feel comfortable navigating in most mountain environments.

Gold Level Course - 1 Day and 1 Night: The gold level course is aimed at experienced navigators who want to take their skills to the next level. In this course, you will learn advanced techniques, such as contour interpretation, navigation in poor visibility, and night navigation. You will also learn how to plan and execute more complex routes, such as traverses of mountain ranges. The course includes a mix of classroom and practical sessions, with a focus on challenging terrain and all weather conditions. By the end of the course, you should feel confident navigating in the most demanding mountain environments.

All our courses are led by experienced and qualified instructors who are passionate about mountain navigation. We keep our course groups small to ensure individual attention and maximum learning. We provide all the necessary equipment, maps and compasses etc, but you are welcome to bring your own navigation kit if you prefer.

a group of people learning mountain navigation
a group of people learning mountain navigation
walking to the summit of Pen y Fan
walking to the summit of Pen y Fan

If you are interested in any of our mountain navigation training courses, please get in touch to discuss your requirements or use the widget above to book one of our courses. We look forward to helping you develop your navigation skills and enjoy the mountains with confidence.