TREKKING & TRAIL SKILLS
My 4 day Trekking & Trail Skills courses are designed to help you get the most from any extended journey, whether this be in the British Isles, the Alps, or the Greater Ranges.
These highly practical courses are perfect for anyone considering going trekking, following a national trail, or attempting any form of challenge walk such as the 3 Peaks or the OMM.
Because I only work with very small groups, I can concentrate on those skills and topics that are most appropriate to your needs, supported by extensive experience gained over many years... most recently in the Everest region of the Himalayas, New Zealand, and the Spanish Sierras.
Common topics include...
- Footwear, clothing and equipment...
- Safety and emergency procedures...
- Long-distance walking skills including economic movement & energy conservation...
- Basic navigation...
- Mountain weather.
For those of you going trekking in the Greater Ranges we also have informal evening discussions on such topics as…
- Lodge life including basic nutrition and hygiene...
- Altitude sickness and how to avoid it…
- Logistics, insurance and medical matters…
- Sherpas, porters & local customs.
If it is inconvenient to come for all four days, you can join me for a day at a time. Please contact me for further details.
Based in Crickhowell, in the Brecon Beacons National Park, these courses are offered on a non-residential basis allowing you to choose accommodation that best suits your preference and budget. A list of the places I recommend can be found here.
All Hill Skills Courses
Hill Walking Basics
Steep Ground Skills
Hillwalkers' Confidence Course
Trekking & Trail Walking Skills
Scrambling in Snowdonia