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LDM - Mountain training affiliation

Here at LDM we are affiliated to the Mountain Training to deliver Hill & Mountain Skills and Rock Skills courses at all levels.

The Mountain Training are the organisation that oversees the mountain and rock climbing qualifications and awards structure in the UK and Ireland for hill walking, rock climbing and mountaineering.

You can find out more about Mountain Training and their ethos here; https://www.mountain-training.org/about



Our affiliation means you can expect quality and approved instruction from mountain professionals - we have dedicated a lifetime to gaining the necessary experience and qualifications to deliver the highest standard of instruction across the many disciplines of mountaineering.


Lake District Mountaineering work alongside Mountain Training to help deliver their vision, mission and ethos in all we do across our courses. This includes delivering structured itineraries to educate, train and inspire people to safely enjoy the hills, mountains, cliffs and crags we have in the UK.



Lets take a look at the courses we are delivering and what is on offer with us here at Lake District Mountaineering...


Rock Skills Introduction

https://www.lakedistrictmountaineering.co.uk/rock-skills-introduction

A Rock Skills Introduction course is ideal for beginner climbers; those who have never climbed on rock and those with limited experience of climbing indoors.

BY THE END OF THE COURSE, YOU CAN EXPECT TO:

  • Have covered the course content in a safe and enjoyable outdoor environment and classroom-style setting.

  • Have climbed outside for a good proportion of the day on an appropriate crag.

  • Be in a strong position to take a climbing wall belay test.

  • Be ready to attend a Rock Skills Intermediate course

Rock Skills Intermediate

https://www.lakedistrictmountaineering.co.uk/rock-skills-intermediate

Rock Skills Intermediate courses are aimed at people with some experience of climbing who want to improve their movement skills, develop their ropework skills and learn about traditional protection.


BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU CAN EXPECT TO:

  • Have covered the course content in a safe and enjoyable outdoor environment and classroom-style setting;

  • Have climbed outside for a good proportion of each day on an appropriate crag; and

  • Be in a strong position to second a lead climber on natural rock and participate safely in a climbing session.



Rock Skills Learn to Lead Trad

https://www.lakedistrictmountaineering.co.uk/learn-to-lead-climbing-course

A Learn to Lead Trad Climbs course is all about learning trad climbing skills including how to place protection, build belays and move in an assured manner on rock.


BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU CAN EXPECT TO:

  • Have covered the course content in a safe and enjoyable outdoor environment and classroom-style setting;

  • Have climbed outside for a good proportion of each day on an appropriate crag; and

  • Be in a stronger position to lead trad routes on rock, using appropriate techniques and safe practice.​

Rock Skills Learn to Lead Sport

https://www.lakedistrictmountaineering.co.uk/rock-skills-learn-to-lead-sport

Rock Skills Learn to Lead Sport Climbs courses are ideal for people who are ready to progress to leading sport routes on rock, improve their lead climbing confidence or refresh their leading skills.


AT THE END OF THE COURSE YOU CAN EXPECT TO:

  • Have covered the course content in a safe and enjoyable outdoor environment and classroom-style setting;

  • Have climbed outside for a good proportion of each day on an appropriate crag; and

  • Be in a strong position to lead bolted sport routes on rock and indoors, using appropriate techniques and safe practice.



Mountain Skills

https://www.lakedistrictmountaineering.co.uk/mountain-skills-course

A Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for people interested in exploring mountainous terrain and want to develop their confidence in the mountains


Hill Skills

https://www.lakedistrictmountaineering.co.uk/hill-skills-course-mountain-training

A Hill Skills course is your key to getting started in countryside and moorland walking. No previous hill walking experience is required because the content of the course is aimed at beginners.


On both the Mountain Skills and Hill Skills courses you can expect to cover the following skills and techniques:


Planning

How to successfully plan a hill walk in the UK or Ireland.

Walking skills

What things should you consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills etc.).

Clothing and equipment

Being suitably dressed and equipped can make the difference between a great day out and a complete disaster.

Weather

How it affects the hills and your day out.

Navigation in the hills

Everything from selecting a compass to navigation strategies and an intro to GPS.

Environmental knowledge

How to minimise your impact on the hill and information on good practice and useful organisations.

Hazards and emergency procedures in the hills

How to respond to any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency.



We like to create an inclusive and motivating atmosphere, where it is okay to learn from your mistakes and gain the confidence to be practical and hands on with the tasks at hand. We are here to offer the necessary challenge and support to achieve your goals.


We are happy to discuss any course and itinerary for you and welcome all questions and emails to info@lakedistrictmountaineering.co.uk


A bespoke course or itinerary can always be discussed and we may able to provide a guide or instructor to help you achieve your goals.








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