DISCOVER WILD CAMPING
The Discover Wild Camping course is ideal for anyone looking to gain the confidence to plan an overnight stay in the mountains.
We will look at topics such as navigation, weather, equipment, route planning, camp planning, night navigation, food and food preparation, local geology and flora and fauna. This is a two-day course and includes a wild camping expedition.
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Wild camping is a great way to become absolutely immersed in the mountain environment, relying purely on your personal equipment and experience.
We will look at how to plan and perform a responsible wild camp, which equipment to use, and some of the skills needed throughout the trek, such as navigation.
As well as learning new skills, this is a great way to explore a quieter part of the Snowdonian mountains.
We will meet at the Siabod Cafe in Capel Curig for a 10am start. Before heading outdoors, we will cover some of the theory behind taking on a wild camping trip, including some navigation, as well as looking at the type of kit we may or may not need.
Around lunchtime, we will head out into the hills. The day will mostly be spent practising some navigation techniques and chatting about the kinds of things to look for when planning a route, and looking for somewhere to pitch for the night.
Wild camping can involve heavy packs, so we won't aim to cover any great distances, and will pause regularly, a great opportunity to enjoy the views.
Depending on conditions and weather, we will aim to continue our mountain voyage by trekking to the top of a Snowdonian peak. After a leisurely mountain breakfast and a meander back down to our start point, we will relocate back to Siabod Cafe.
At the end of the course
We will aim to back back down from the hills for lunchtime, at which point we will head to Siabod Cafe to go through the various subjects we have covered, and to have a well earned slice of cake and a drink. The course will finish around mid-afternoon.
Please note that if conditions are bad, timings are subject to change. Please bring a daypack as, if the weather is bad on day 2 and forces us to come down early, we may exchange our heavy packs for a lightweight one and go for a lower level walk on day 2. If the weather is poor on day 1, we will go for a localised walk during the day, before heading higher up to camp later on in the day.
All courses & trips are run by fully qualified, experienced, and insured guides.
Includes a Summit Fit Academy t-shirt
There is no accommodation included
There is no transportation included
Can't find the right date? Get in touch and we can arrange a private course for an individual or a group.
This is a practical 2 day course so the majority of the day will be spent out on the hill. We will keep classroom learning to an absolute minimum.
Some experience hill walking would be advantageous. The course will require fitness for 2 days in the mountains, as well as the ability to carry an expedition backpack for the duration.
It is possible to hire some equipment, such as a tent and stove. Please let us know during booking if this is something you would like to do.