Take advantage of our wide-ranging and in-depth knowledge of all things mountainous and construct the course you need to help you take the next step. Below is a list of personal objectives with the skills needed to achieve them listed below. Each skill is taught in a focussed, highly-effective 4hr module based on tried and tested formulas we've delivered and refined over many years in the industry. Individual modules are £80 each for groups of 1-2, while combining two modules in a day costs just £150 for groups of 1-2. If you know what you're ambitions are, but you're not sure what you need to achieve them, simply get in contact using the email link below and we'll make some recommendations.
Want to hike independently in the mountains?
There's nothing quite like the thrill and feeling of self-reliance a solo journey through the mountains gives you. Before you start your course reading our articles Dressed for the Occasion: Clothing Systems for Hiking and Prepared for the Occasion: Planning for a Day in the Mountains will help you develop some of the knowledge required to kit yourself out and plan ahead. Then in order to reach this level of competence you'll need the following Modules...
Learn to Navigate: learn the use of map and compass to a professional standard, interpret contours, take bearings to give a direction, use pacing to measure distance.
Learn to Move (Outdoor): get coached in how to move efficiently and safely on mountainous terrain including steeper paths, scree and scrambles.
Already hiking and want to try something more extreme?
Rock climbing is our favourite pastime; we spend all week teaching people how to climb, then spend our time off climbing too. Its fair to say we're passionate about the sport and have the qualification and experience to match. Many of the country's best climbs involve a long approach hike into the mountains, so you should already be confidently navigating and moving across mountainous terrain before you consider taking it to the next level with the following Modules...
Learn the Ropes (Indoor): how to use an indoor climbing facility safely including fitting harnesses, tying figure of eights, using belay devices and use of bouldering areas.
Learn to Rig (Outdoor): learn how to rig a top-rope at an outdoor crag including selection of routes, placing wires, cams and slings, equalising gear with rope and personal safety at the crag-top white doing so.
Learn to Move (Indoor): this workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of climbing movement including footwork, use of balance, efficient use of handholds, bridging and laybacking, route-reading and tactics.
Already top-roping and ready to push it further?
If you are competently bouldering and top-roping at indoor climbing centres there are several steps you can take both to advance your climbing indoors and to set out on real rock. The below Modules teach advanced skills, taking advantage of the highest qualifications we hold and are perfect for the focussed and the ambitious...
Learn to Lead (Indoor): take the next step to leading by learning how to clip and belay, what the hazards are and how to avoid them, how to fall (and hold a fall) safely and then take your first leads under our qualified instructor's watchful eye.
Learn to Lead 'Trad' pt. I & II: if you're already leading indoors pt. I will teach you how to place wires, cams and slings on lead, while pt. II teaches how to equalise your gear at the top of the crag and build an anchor to bring up your partner. We recommend taking both modules in a day.
Learn to Lead 'Multipitch' Trad pt. I & II: learn how to belay using half ropes, how to build your stance efficiently using both ropes and slings, how to use a belay device in guide mode and how to abseil off should you need to! We recommend taking both modules in a day.
Learn to Train pt. I & II (Indoor): in pt. I we introduce the key concepts of physical training (and injury avoidance) and demonstrate how to apply them to your regular climbing sessions. Later in pt. II we take a deeper look at the implications of the training methods you learnt in pt. I asking how does training influence the climber as a whole (technically, tactically, and mentally) and how can we use this to further drive our progression? The sum of these two modules is a training system that allows you to take your progress into your own hands.