Mountain Skills Weekend

Mountain Skills Weekend

Do you feel you are lacking the confidence, skills and experience to explore the magnificent  mountains of the UK alone?

Would you like to learn how to become independent in your abilities to get walking confidently and safely?

Come and join us for a relaxed and fun two day course where our qualified instructors can provide you with the knowledge and skills to achieve confidence in your abilities to explore the mountains either alone or with friends and family.

The course will consist of:

Use of a map and compass
Navigational techniques
What gear to take with you
How to deal with an emergency
Fitness and nutrition
The Weather – how to check the forecast and to assess on your journey

This course is aimed at those who are active walkers (though where is not important) and want to take that next step in being able to hike the spectacular mountains we see around us.  

We purposefully keep the group sizes small so your instructor can give you as much one to one tuition as possible.

Day One

The first day of the course will be relaxed and at a comfortable pace on slightly technical terrain giving you the opportunity to learn about the use of a map and compass. 

Your instructor will spend some time discussing with you the necessary gear to carry and how to pack it effectively. 

They can guide you on how to achieve necessary fitness levels and offer information on nutrition to keep yourself in a physical position to be able to enjoy a day in the mountains. 

They will discuss with you emergency procedures and how to deal with an emergency should it occur.

At the end of day one you will head for a nice relaxing “panad” (the Welsh word for brew), on us and your instructor will assist you on planning a route for day two.

Day Two

On the second day you will get the opportunity to put your new found skills into practice under professional supervision taking you onto more technical terrain.

We aim to make this weekend relaxed and fun where you are given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  Your instructor will also be able to assist you with any questions you have regarding the Welsh language and pronunciation of the Welsh Mountain names and their meanings.

If you feel a full weekend is too ambitious for you, we also offer a hill skills day that will help you build your confidence in the hills.

What our clients say

Full of knowledge and makes learning easy and fun. Definitely reccomend to anyone thinking of booking.


Lara is both patient and professional. Can’t recommend her highly enough.


Top person and a top guide. Thankyou thankyou very much for all your help.


How much does it cost?

The cost of the Mountain Skills Weekend is £90 per person.

You can choose to pay the full price of the weekend now, or pay a non-refundable deposit of £30 per person with the balance due 10 days prior to the event.

2020 Dates

Due to recent events surrounding the threat and spread of Coronavirus in the UK and more specifically the proliferation of the virus in Wales, AME have taken the decision to suspend all future events until the situation is clearer and we can be sure that travel across the UK does not threaten local residents.