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Mountaineering Course - 5 Day

Join us for an inclusive week in the mountains.

On this course we are looking to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of the mountain environment. ​

When joining this course, there are no pre-requisites. 

You may be a complete beginner wanting to experience the mountains and be guided for 5 days in the mountains, or you may have some prior knowledge and are wanting some improvement and development to progress forwards into your own adventures. 

We can run the week on a bespoke basis and tailor the programme towards your aims. 

The 5 days are split down to allow focus on each element of mountaineering:

Climbing: 2 days

Scrambling: 2 days

Navigation: 1 Day

Example itinerary​:

Day 1: In the mountain environment, we will complete a fell walk and look into the following techniques:

  1. Planning and preparation
  2. Maps, scales and symbols 
  3. Grid references
  4. 4 D's of navigation and map interpretation
  5. Measure distances
  6. Timings & pacing
  7. Compass & bearings 

Day 2 & 3: Scrambling, progress from grade 1 to roped scrambles 

  1. Grade 1 scrambling
  2. Movement and coaching
  3. Route finding
  4. Emergency rope work
  5. Roped scrambles
  6. Terrain judgement 
  7. Down climbing and descending

Day 4 & 5: Rock climbing, progression from single pitch into multi pitch

  1. Top rope climbing 
  2. Wearing a harness
  3. Climbing movement 
  4. Tying in & belaying 
  5. Climbing equipment, placement and removal 
  6. Climbing calls and seconding climbs 
  7. Completing a multi pitch route 
  8. Descent - lowers & abseils

This course is non-residential

We hope these 5 days will inspire your future adventures and open the door for you to progress independently into the mountains, where great adventures will be undertaken. 

The price of this course is inclusive of:

  1. A qualified Mountaineering Instructor affiliated with AMI
  2. Local & intimate knowledge of the venues
  3. Technical equipment 
  4. Professional coaching & instruction

What to bring

Waterproof Jacket

Waterproof Trousers

Fleece Layer

Spare Warm Top

Hat & Gloves

Boots/Approach Shoes 

You will need your own rock shoes

35-40L Rucksack

Lunch & Snacks

1 litre water

Personal Medication

Walking Poles (optional)


Equipment provided:

Silver Expedition 4 compass




Technical climbing equipment


No experience necessary - this experience can be tailored to any skill level

We hope to build a tailored programme towards your progression in the mountains


We will send a full course itinerary on booking - please look out for our email.

Group discount available

£1,000 per person

Mon 1st - Fri 5th Aug
09:00 - 16:00 every day · 6 spaces left
Mon 5th - Fri 9th Sep
09:00 - 16:00 every day · 6 spaces left



Cancellation Policy


In the unlikely event we have to cancel, we will offer a full refund if an alternate date can't be offered.

We can also issue vouchers to be used on other events or sessions with us. 

If cancellation occurs within 30 days of the course or activity, we will retain 50% of the full price (your deposit).

If cancellation is within 14 days of the activity we will retain the full amount.

Winter course conditions: It may be necessary to change the outline of the courses to offer general mountaineering/mountain skills programmes with part refunds.


In the current COVID climate, here is our COVID stance and policy. 

Any booking that cannot go ahead due to Covid restrictions or national lockdowns will be given a full refund. 

In light of the successful vaccine roll out and easing of restrictions in England, we are not offering COVID refunds at this time. 

We take our health very seriously here at LDM, our instructors will wear face masks in close contact scenarios and we will regularly use hand sanitiser. Our instructors are double vaccinated and COVID aware, following all up to date information.

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Where we'll meet

The meeting location is decided on the day.

We will be in touch regarding the meeting locations and suitable venues for the day during the booking process We will send a full itinerary detailing all meeting locations for the course

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