What is the Hill Skills qualification?

The Hill Skills course is your key to getting started in countryside walking. No previous hill walking experience is required to attend a Hill Skills course because the content of the course is aimed at beginners. If you do have some experience of hill walking but aren’t confident about planning walks, navigating and understanding the equipment required, then the Hill Skills course is an ideal way to learn.

What is the Mountain Skills qualification?

The Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for walkers interested in transferring their walking skills to steep, remote or more mountainous terrain. Ideally, participants will have some basic hill walking experience and have a reasonable level of fitness. Courses are run in the higher mountain areas of the UK and Ireland.

Hill and Mountain skills handbook

Download the handbook here

Do I need to register with Mountain Training?

Yes, to attend the course you will need to pay for a one-off registration which gives you access to either or both courses.

For 12-17 yrs: free
For 18 yrs+: £20