Expedition Skills Module

Expedition Skills Module

This module is designed as an addition to Mountain Training's Lowland Leader Award and Hill & Moorland Leader Award, for leaders who want to take groups on multi-day camping expeditions in terrain and conditions within the scope of their award. It may also be of value to Mountain Leader Award holders. Our Expedition Skills Module courses are held throughout the Pennines.
THE SYLLABUS
The Expedition Skills Module covers the following subjects:
  • Expedition equipment
  • Expedition food and cooking
  • Expedition planning and leadership
  • Training and supervising expedition groups
The course starts with an introductory session when your tutor will outline the plans for the next two days. The day sessions will be outdoor based and will run from 9am to about 5pm. At the end of the first day you'll camp at a suitable location and have a short session to review the day and plan the following day. There will also be an opportunity to share tips and ideas on expedition foods and cooking over dinner. For Hill & Moorland Award holders this will be in hill country, possibly using wild campsites for our overnight stays. For Lowland Leader Award holders, the overnight camps will be on farm campsites. The teaching is informal and friendly and the days include plenty of breaks.

The full syllabus and Scheme Handbook can be viewed on the Mountain Training website here
How do I join?
Registration for this module is included in registration for the award held. To attend an Expedition Skills Module, you must have gained further experience since attending your award assessment, and have personally undertaken and logged an absolute minimum of 10 overnight camps in a variety of contexts. You must also have assisted with at least two group camps and have completed a two-day first aid course of a minimum of 16 hours duration. You will then be eligible to attend an Expedition Skills Module.
Course dates
13-14 August 2018; Lake District National Park
(Contact us for private courses on other dates)
Cost
The Expedition Skills Module costs £140 per person. This includes full training with a Mountain Training accredited provider from Graham Uney Mountaineering. Campsite fees (where payable) are included in the course fee.

We do not provide tents, sleeping bags, camp stoves, or food. You will need to arrange these items yourself, though we do have a small stock of tents that can be hired. Please let us know asap if you don't own have your own tent. A full kit list will be sent out once you have booked on a course with us.
Local authorities, groups and clubs
We can also provide Expedition Skills Module courses for groups and clubs on any other dates, and can offer discounts for bookings from four or more people booking as a group. These would be arranged as private courses, for members of your group or club only. Please get in touch to discuss a private course.
Booking
To ensure a valuable learning experience, all our courses have a minimum instructor to candidate ratio of 1:4. Booking is essential on all our courses. Contact us by email, through our contact form or call now on 01931 713351
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