The Essential Mountain TrailCraft Course

The Essential Mountain TrailCraft Course is ideal for those who want to develop their map and compass skills in challenging terrain and become self sufficient in the mountain environment. The course is run throughout the year in the Brecon Beacons, Wales and is led by a qualified and experienced Mountain Leader and Navigation Instructor.


Course Content:

  • Equipment selection and use

  • Orientation of the map

  • Symbols and scales

  • Grid references

  • Ground shape and contours

  • Strategies for finding a feature

  • Micro navigation

  • Identifying the aspect of slope

  • Pacing and timing distances

  • Measuring and walking on a bearing

  • Relocation strategies

  • How to find where you are if you get lost

  • What to do in an emergency

Course Details:

  • Cost: £120 Per Person

  • Location: Brecon Beacons, Wales

  • Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:6

  • Start 09:30hrs Saturday

  • Finish 16:30hrs Sunday