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Gift Certificates or Group Discounts are available for all of our activities and training.

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2017 Calendar

21 - 22 January   Winter Training/Trek   Locations depend on the weather and snow availability.  Refresh avalanche awareness and safe travel, use of ice axe and crampons, basic survival.
4 - 5 February   Winter Training/Trek   Locations depend on the weather and snow availability.  Refresh avalanche awareness and safe travel, use of ice axe and crampons, basic survival.
18 - 19 February   Winter Training/Trek   Locations depend on the weather and snow availability.  Refresh avalanche awareness and safe travel, use of ice axe and crampons, basic survival.
8 March International Women's Day Celebrate International Women's day with Blairgowrie and District Next Steps
11 - 12 March   Winter Training/Trek   Locations depend on the weather and snow availability.  Refresh avalanche awareness and safe travel, use of ice axe and crampons, basic survival.
25 or 26 March   Navigation Refresh   One day navigation workshop, covering the basics and refreshing principles.
1 - 2 April   Navigation Award    Bronze training and assessment
8 - 9 April   Hill Skills  Hill Skills course
15 - 16 April   Mountain Skills   Mountain Skills course
10 - 11 June   Navigation Award Silver training and assessment
17 - 18  June   Hill Skills   Hill Skills course
1 - 2 July   Navigation Award Gold Training
12 - 13 August   Mountain Skills   Mountain Skills course
15 - 17 September   Blairgowrie Walking Festival
30 Sept - 1 October   Navigation Award Bronze Training and assessment
14 - 15 October   Navigation Award  Silver Training and assessment
28 - 29 October   Hill Skills Hill Skills course
18 - 19 November   Navigation Award  Silver Training and assessment
2 - 3 December Mountain Skills Mountain Skills course

Gold Navigation Assessments by arrangement.  Any of the planned treks can be changed to suit your own wishes.  Or if you have a specific thing you would like to do outwith these dates please contact us for a discussion.  You will require personal equipment to the high level standard on all our activities

Prices for all the training and expeditions are outlined below.  Gift Cards are available if you wish to give someone a unique and memorable gift.

The schedule above lists our planned sessions.  Dates and bespoke or private courses can be arranged to suit your requirements.  While based from our new training room, apart from an introductory or Map Reading Theory and Fundamentals course our training is practical and done in appropriate terrain.  All courses can be delivered on a 1 to 1 basis if required (except the Mountain Training skills which has a minimum of 2), please ask for details.

Mountain Training Hill Skills and Mountain Skills

Hill skills covering non-mountain terrain up to around 600m.  2 days at £110 per person for between 2 and 6 clients.

Mountain skills covering mountain terrain above 600m.  2 Days at £110 per person for between 2 and 6 clients.

National Navigation Awards

Introduction to mapping module 1 session of app 4 hours (between 4 and 6 candidates at £30 each)

Bronze training and assessment 2 days (from 2 to  6 candidates at £90 each) 

Silver training and assessment 2 days (from 2 to  6 candidates at £90 each)

Gold Training 2 days (from 2 to 4 candidates at £90 each)

Gold Assessment 1 day (from 2 to 4 candidates at £75 each)

We can also offer 1 day Navigation revision/introduction workshops to refresh or improve your own skills and can tailor courses to suit you own groups, structures or specific needs, such as Navigation for Women, or GPS and so on.  These sessions can be run on a one-to one basis of £120 per day.

GPS Training, one day introduction to the use of GPS, includes a refresh session on map and compass skills which are needed to make fully effective use of the instrument.  Bring your own unit, as while they all have the same basic functions the operational menus differ even from the same manufacturer.   (from 2 to 6 candidates at £60 each for a one day session or £35 each from 2 to 6 for an afternoon (or morning if that is better)).  We base this course in our classroom but it can be delivered on your own premises if you wish.

Summer Hill skills, one day introduction including steep ground, wild camping, and navigation (£120 per day for up to 3 clients, plus £15 per additional person up to a maximum of 8).  These can be tailored to suit your own requirements.

Winter Hill skills, one day introduction to use of crampons, ice-axe, steep ground, snow holing/emergency shelters, and navigation (from £140 per day for up to 3 clients, plus £15 per additional person up to a maximum of 6).  Depending on suitable weather conditions there may be some significant travelling involved, requiring early starts or late finishes, possibly overnight.  Ice axes and crampons are available if you do not have your own, though you will still need to have a pair of good 4 season or stiff 3 season boots (suede, nubuck or fabric are not suitable).  Overnight snow-holing is not undertaken unless conditions are suitable with sufficient depth of accessible and safe snow.

For all the training sessions you will need to bring your own personal equipment (see kit list), any specialist group equipment will be provided.

As clients will tend to have different standards of experience we can tailor your training to suit your needs.  Most of the subject matter can be gone over in a single day, though this is not recommended as there will possibly be too much to take in, especially if there are new physical skills involved.  The best way of establishing what you want is to contact us in advance and have a discussion.  Unless a client wants otherwise, this training will be undertaken on a hill-journey so you can have an enjoyable and challenging walk at the same time as learning or enhancing skills.

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