Mountain Expertise - Mountaineering & Climbing Instruction based in Snowdonia
Womens Alpine Adventure Club
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Summer Skills Meets 2022

28th & 29th May 

2nd & 3rd July 

We’re running UK summer skills meet to teach skills and build confidence in preparation for future WAAC events and your own alpine or UK mountain experiences

We will have workshops for different levels 

Introduction to Mountain Skills 

Advanced Mountaineering Skills

Multi pitch climbing skills 




Introduction to Mountain skills - FULL

Advanced Mountaineering Skills - FULL

Multi pitch climbing skills - FULL

2nd - 3rd July

Introduction to Mountain skills - FULL

Advanced Mountaineering Skills -1 Space

Multi pitch climbing skills - FULL

Sound like fun? Come join us!!

Introduction to Mountain skills 

This is a two day course - instruction price is £160 per person for the weekend.

This is ideal if you have a taste for the mountains but limited experience. You should be keen on walking and want to get out in the hills of the UK. Over the two days we will build your confidence in heading out into the hill and mountains of the UK. We will look at mountain navigation and how to find your way around the hills. How to plan a day in the hills using maps and the weather forecast. How to stay safe and what to do if you do need help. You will also experience some scrambling and start to learn how to route find and interpret a guidebook on a grade 1 scramble. 

Advanced Mountaineering Skills 

This is a two day course - instruction price is £200 per person for the weekend.

For those of you who are already keen hillwalkers and scramblers we will help you build confidence on the more exposed terrain available in the UK. This is the ideal two day course for those of you looking to head out to the alps and use safe travel tehniques to protect yourselves in alpine terrain too.

We will work on small ratios 1 instructor : 2 clients to maximise learning opprotunities and allow us to visit some of the more alpinesque scrambles in Snowdonia. 

Multi pitch climbing Skills 

This is a two day course - instruction price is £200 per person for the weekend.

If you are a keen wall climber and want to find out about multi pitch climbing this is the course for you. We will look at the differences between single and multi pitch climbing, gear and how to build safe belays, how to retreat off a multi pitch route. We will work on a 1 instructor : 2 clients ratio. 

To find out more about the WAAC - 

What will you will need to:

  • Bring your own boots/climbing shoes and day rucksack with suitable clothing

  • Advanced mountaineers & climbers need to bring their own helmets, harnesses

  • Accomodation can be booked through the WAAC if you would like to stay with other course members. 

  • Arrange your own transport for the weekend - please use our Facebook group to share lifts if possible.

Need to hire any kit?

Helmets, Harnesses & Rock Shoes

Please note this on the booking form 

How do I book?

You need to book this course using a booking form here

On the booking form, please enter WAAC and the Course Name (e.g. WAAC - Introduction to Mountain Skills / WAAC - Advanced Mountaineering Skills / WAAC - Multi pitch climbing skills ).

A deposit of £100 will be required to guarantee your space with the final balance being due within 4 weeks of course start date.


How does cancellation work?

If you cancel 4 weeks or more before the course starts then any course fees over and above the deposit will be refunded. If you cancel less than 4 weeks but more than 2 weeks before the course starts then you will be refunded 25% of the total course fee. If you cancel less than 2 weeks before the course starts then there is no refund. Mountain Expertise will make every attempt to run a course. However, if, due to circumstances outside our control like dangerous and/or unsuitable weather conditions, loss or theft of transport or incapacitating injury, we have to cancel a course we will refund all fees paid or find another suitable date.

You can read the full payment and booking terms here.

What about COVID?

To help minimise contracting or spreading COVID we are asking everyone to please read the guidelines on COVID here. We would like to reassure you that should you/we have to cancel due to any matter relating to the virus we will offer a postponement or full refund.

Don’t forget your insurance

Participation on a workshop will be covered by comprehensive professional insurance from Mountain Expertise. However, it’s recommended that you have your own personal injury/cancellation cover.