Early season hillwalking skills

Between: 23rd February 2024 - 25th February 2024 All Day Event Location: Bethesda, Wales


Hillwalking, Climbing and Navigation Training

Whether you just want to gain some experience of hillwalking for the 1st time or want to learn some key mountain skills or work towards leading others in the hills then these weekends are for you. If you wish, we will provide assessment for those wanting to gain a Scouts Adventurous Activity Permit

Peak will guide in getting more experience or a Hillwalking or Climbing permit.

Hillwalking Weekends:

·      (Early) Friday 22th (travelling) to Sunday 24th February 2024

·      (Summer) Friday 10th (travelling) to Sunday 12th May 2024

·      (Late) Friday 24th (travelling) to Sunday 26th November 2024

These weekends are run by Peak SASU, a run jointly by GLSW and Surrey Scout Counties SASU and made up of leaders who are also hillwalking and climbing trainers and assessors who have been working together as a team for many years.  We support and train Beaver/Cub/Scout/Explorer leaders and lead groups in the hills and mountains ourselves; many of us hold the Mountain Leader and/or Rock Climbing Instructor Awards, as well as adventurous activities permits for the Scouts.

The May weekend we offer training or assessment to take young people climbing on natural rock crags.

Navigation Days:

Whether you are a complete beginner to navigation & map reading or have some experience but want to improve your skills then these workshops are for you.

We cater for all levels of experience providing a highly practical day developing keys skills and putting them into practice out on the ground.

·      Sunday 7th April 2024

·      Sunday 15th September 2024

If anyone is interested in taking part in any of these training or assessment opportunities, more details are on the County Website which you can access by clicking link above.

Bethesda, Wales

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls