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 hillwalking course

Introduction to hill walking 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
Introduction
3 evenings & 2 day walks

Introduction to scrambling weekend

Introduction to scrambling weekend in Snowdonia The Mountains of North Wales - (Hard/Strenuous) If you have ever wanted to try some of the classic grade 1 scrambles in the iconic mountains of
Scrambling
Fri – Mon (3 days scrambling)

Landscape Photography Workshop

Landscape Photography Workshop Landscape Photography with Adrian Hendroff A great opportunity on this 1-day workshop to learn the skills and art of landscape photography from award winning guidebook writer and
Photography
1 day

Mountain expedition and trek training

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
Expedition
1 day