Special interest mountain courses

From beginners hillwalking to expedition training

As well as our popular navigation and Mountain Skills courses, we also run a number of special interest mountain courses introducing other aspects of life in the mountains.

Scrambling is often erroneously described as filling the gap between hiking and climbing. In reality it is separate from both, requiring its own set of skills and disciplines. In our introductory course we travel to North Wales to get a feel for the rock and to learn the basic techniques for safe travel over this terrain. At no point do we exceed grade 1 scrambling, and ropes, harnesses and climbing gear are not a part of this course.

Many clients have come to us looking for advice and training for an upcoming trekking holiday. To meet this demand we have created a specialist one day course, Expedition and Trek training, during which we can assess the clients fitness, answer their queries and concerns, and give advice on how best to prepare for the challenge ahead.

We understand that some folks are approaching hillwalking and hiking for the first time. The skills, techniques and equipment needed can seem overwhelming, and our Introduction to Hillwalking course aims to address some of these concerns. It is not comprehensive, but it is intended to give a degree of confidence to those who wish to start walking in the hills and mountains of Ireland.

Introduction to scrambling weekend

If you have ever wanted to try some of the classic grade 1 scrambles in the iconic mountains of Snowdonia then this weekend is for you. About the North Wales introduction
Scrambling
Hard

Introduction to hillwalking course

Keen to begin hillwalking but not sure where to start? This short course, an introduction to hillwalking, is designed to meet the needs of those wanting a good introduction to the
Introduction
Beginner

Mountain expedition and trek training

At Mountaintrails we have a wealth of experience of hiking around the world. Our Expedition and Trek Adventure Days are designed to help those who are venturing further afield, perhaps
Expedition
Improver