Snowdonia – A Mountain Skills Course for Wellbeing

Snowdonia – A Mountain Skills Course for Wellbeing
We are delighted to offer this opportunity to full members of the College as part of the Rejuvenate. Thrive. Breathe. (RTB) paramedic wellness programme.

This event taking place over two days on the 12th and 13th September 2022 is open to full members of the College of Paramedics only and we have limited places of 8.

Walking in the hills and mountains can be an exciting but daunting prospect if you have never done it before. However, being outside and experiencing the freedom of being in nature, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life can be an excellent coping strategy for managing your psychological wellbeing. 

To stay safe and enjoy your hill and/or mountain time you will benefit from some basic skills and expertise to support you on your way. As part of Mountain Training’s scheme, Hill and Mountain Skills courses are designed to give you just that. They aim to equip you with basic knowledge and safety skills, increasing your confidence to participate in more hill and mountain walking in your own time. 

Hill & Mountain Skills courses are nationally accredited and developed by Mountain Training. The courses are delivered by our approved course tutors, who are all experienced Mountain Training award holders and work on behalf of the course provider, Blackdog Outdoor. 

The Mountain Skills course is your key to getting started in mountain and hill walking. If you do have some experience of mountain walking but aren’t confident about planning walks, navigating, and understanding the equipment required, then the Mountain Skills course is an ideal way to learn. 

Thanks to charitable funding from the COVID Healthcare Support Appeal, we are able to offer this opportunity to full members for free. 

Course Requirements:
You should have some experience of hill walking prior to attending the course.
You must have a reasonable level of fitness to walk all day in mountainous terrain. 
You need to register with the Mountain Training Association (MTA) via the Candidate Management System. Mountain Training (
Complete the digital log book (DLOG) on the Tahdah / MTA website. Login (

Using the mental health continuum, these courses will be most suited to members who feel that they are 'thriving' or 'surviving'. The Mental Health Continuum can be accessed below, please check you meet the criteria:
How to use the mental health continuum. 
The mental health continuum visual illustration.

Core components of the Mountain/Hills Skills Course:
The course follows the MTA Mountain Skills syllabus including aspects of planning, walking skills, navigation, weather, and keeping safe in the mountains. 
Total course time: 18 hours. 
Location: Nant Gwynant, Snowdonia, Wales. 
Two full days' hill/ mountain walking. 
Only 8 places available per course. 

Not included: 
Personal clothing/equipment (a kit list will be provided)
Travel to and from the meeting point
Accommodation and food
Parking fees

Event Registration
This event is open to Full members of the College of Paramedics only and we have limited places of 8. If you register and then are unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible so we can fill your place. Please log into your membership before attempting to purchase your ticket. Once registered your contact details will be passed to the organisers at Blackdog for processing.

Even though this is a free event you will still need to go through the ticket purchasing process. When purchasing your ticket please ensure you click the 'proceed to checkout' button and 'complete the order' to ensure your booking on this event. You will receive a confirmation email on receipt of your booking. Email if you need any additional support

This two day event will also be running on 6th and 7th June. Please see the separate listing if you would prefer to register for those dates.


The College of Paramedics is committed to fulfilling the aims of our Belonging and Inclusion Strategy which includes the need to understand the diverse needs of our members. In order to ensure that we are supporting you through our events, health and wellbeing provision, CPD and representation, we need to know about you. Please do complete the 'equality' monitoring questions found on your profile page when you sign in to the College's website. Please also check your contact details including email address, telephone number, home address and bank details are all up to date and help us to help you (all information provided is kept in the strictest confidence in-line with current GDPR requirements.

12/09/2022 09:00 - 13/09/2022 17:00
Nant Gwynant Caernarfon Gwynedd LL55 4NR
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