LGBTQIA+ Mountain Skills weekend
2 day mountain skills for folks from LGBTQIA+ communities
- 150 British pounds£150
This course is partnered with All the Elements, together we are working to increase diversity in the outdoors. This course is accredited by Mountain Training, running on two days from 9am to approximately 5pm Who is this for? This course is for folks from LGBTQIA+ that have some experience in the mountains and would like to develop your skills. The course will on Friday evening, with an introductory talk and a relaxed evening to get to know each other. Saturday will start with a short planning session before heading out to learn on the mountains. We will be spending two days in the mountains, learning and practising all the skills that will allow us to walk off marked path on rougher, more mountainous ground. The days out on the mountain will be approximately 5 to 6 hours and require a good level of fitness. What we will be learning? Planning Walking skills Clothing and equipment Weather Navigation in the hills Environmental knowledge Hazards and emergency procedures in the hills What do I need to bring? A rucksack Warm layers (and a spare in your bag) Waterproof top and bottom Boots Gloves and a warm hat Minimum 1 litre of water, and/or hot drink in a flask for cold days. Packed lunch Travel prayer mat Bring your own map and compass if you have one. Please email if you'd like to borrow anything. Overnight bag Toiletries Personal medication Comfortable clothes for the YHA. Where will we meet? This course will be based out of YHA, accommodation and food is to be booked separately, at a cost of £ for 2 nights.