2014 Essential Skills Courses

25th Mar 2014

For the last 4 years we have run a series of 'Essential Skills Courses' at discounted prices.  Needless to say, they have always proved very popular.  We initially offered Climbing and Rescue Skills courses before, due to popular demand, we added some Introductory Navigation courses.  The training offers the perfect skills kickstart for your Summer of adventure and we have a few places left for this Spring.  We have kept the price the same as last year at only £40 per person per day (almost half the cost of our relevant corresponding scheduled courses) so they are strictly first come, first trained.
All the courses run in the Peak District National Park and we've scheduled the climbing courses on consecutive days so participants can even do both in a weekend - making it only £80 for 2 full days instruction.
A one day course covering key belay building skills, setting up top and bottom rope systems, gear placement and safe practice issues on outdoor crags.
The course covers many skills needed by indoor climbers looking to move outside (but please note that lead climbing will not be covered). All specialist equipment can be provided.
Course date with spaces: Saturday 12/04/14
A one day course covering a variety of problem solving strategies for situations commonly encountered on outdoor crags such as how to escape the system, accompanied abseils, ascending ropes, lowering and simple hoists. 
This is a condensed version of our 2 day course and won't cover some of the more complicated scenarios - but it will still give you a 'toolbox' of strategies in case the unexpected happens. All specialist equipment can be provided.
Course date with spaces: Sunday 13/04/14
Both courses are suitable for climbers with some experience who can tie in, belay and understand basic ropework skills.
This one day course will cover a wide range of key navigation skills and will be based on the National Navigation Award Scheme bronze level syllabus (more details on the content can be found in the navigation courses section of our website).
Course date: Sunday 27/04/14
Please get in touch as soon as possible via our Contact Form if you want to join us.
Posted by Cal