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Adventure skills training


A growing number of people want to access the outdoors and have their own adventures. We provide opportunities for you to develop your outdoor skills and experience by attending activity days or weekends - a chance to benefit from expert tuition and meet fellow adventurers.

Your options

There are two levels of access to skills training at Arthog.

If you are a club or interest group looking to develop specific outdoor skills, we can provide you with a bespoke opportunity to receive the training that you require. This may be on a daily, non-residential basis or over a residential weekend.  We can provide skills coaching in mountaineering, paddle sports and mountain biking.

Alternatively, you may be interested in attending a nationally recognised outdoor training course which can lead to a qualification in outdoor adventure activity leadership. These training and assessment programmes will be of interest to any aspiring outdoor instructor and also to individuals who are interested in progressing their competency to a higher level.

  • Mountain Leader – Training and Assessment

This award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to lead hill walking groups in summer conditions on mountainous routes not requiring the planned use of a rope. The programme provides training in navigation, route planning, basis rope work, weather, camp craft, river crossing and emergency procedures.  As such it is a key qualification for people wanting to lead mountain walking groups and an excellent training course for individuals wanting to consolidate their skills. Further information can be found at

The course is based at Arthog so training and assessment will take place in the mountains of Snowdonia. The course is inclusive of all food, accommodation and the loan of equipment if required.

Cost for both courses is £380

  • Single Pitch Award This award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to supervise rock climbers on single pitch crags and climbing walls. It will be of interest to climbers who want a nationally recognised qualification and individuals who wanting to develop their competence and confidence in the sport. The programme includes route selection, anchor selection, belay techniques, equipment, and problem solving. Please view more information about this award.