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Mountain Skills

Mountain skills weekends are now available, led by one of our experienced instructors. Mountain skills weekends are aimed at those requiring an introduction to the mountains of the UK, and are suitable for candidates with no prior experience, up to those who are preparing for leadership courses such as Mountain Leader Training.

Zenith Leisure Outdoor Activities - Mountain SkillsMountain skills weekends are suitable for outdoor enthusiasts wishing to become proficient in their summer mountain skills, to enable them to operate safely in mountainous terrain. They are also ideal for people seeking a new challenge, or as the very first step towards a trekking holiday or expedition abroad.

Course dates and prices are available on our course dates page.

For more information, or to discuss closed or private courses for groups or individuals, please contact


Our skills weekends do not follow a set format - before your booking is confirmed we will contact you to make sure that the course is suitable, and to ensure that we tailor the experience to your needs and aspirations.

In general, we look to cover:Zenith Leisure Outdoor Activities - Mountain Skills

  • The selection and use of suitable equipment
  • An introduction to navigation in the mountains
  • An introduction to wild-camping in wild country
  • Access and conservation of upland and wild country
  • Dealing with emergencies in remote areas of the UK
  • Basic techniques for steep ground

Please note, we do not cover scrambling as a part of these weekends.

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