The Mountain Men Training Courses

Our courses will continue under the name of The Mountain Men and for 2020/21 we will run two different courses.

The Hill Navigation and Safety Course is a 6hr course during which we will touch on how to deal with casualties (not first aid), emergency shelters and kit to carry when walking the hills. We will also teach you map reading and how to navigate using a map and a compass, the effective way.

​​Our 2nd course is more for the advanced navigator and covers winter navigation, you will be a confident navigator in standard conditions and ready to take the next step, the skills you have learned on the HNSC will stand you in good stead for this course but be warned the hills can look very different in full winter conditions.

​​​We do run a 3rd course on request, our Hill Safety Course is a shortened version of our Hill Navigation and Safety Course, we run it over 4hrs. Whilst we do cover almost everything the same as per the Hill Navigation Course we will not have time at the end to confirm the skills have sunk in, we will still go through the same content however. This course is for people who just cannot make it out at weekends for whatever reason. 

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Upcoming Courses


Courses 10am - 4pm (FB = Fully Booked)


08 Nov: Ben Lawers Car Park (FB)

15 Nov: Garadhban Forest Car Park (FB)

29 Nov: Sware Car Park, Peebles

06 Dec: Cathkin Braes Country Park

13 Dec: Townhill Country Park, Dunfermline

20 Dec: Ben Lawers Car Park



Currently under review



Currently under review