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Skills Courses

We run a whole array of courses at different levels that will enable you to go and enjoy the countryside, hills, moors and mountains throughout the year. Some we announce at really short notice on the AFS Mountaineering Facebook Page when we get a weather window so do "like" the page to get updates.

We run most of our outdoor courses in the spectacular landscapes of the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Peak District National Parks in Northern England. We run winter skills courses in the majestic Cairngorms National Park, or historic Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands.

We run indoor courses at climbing walls in Leeds and York, but we can run many of these elsewhere. You can read some of our recent course reviews near the bottom of this page or on our Reviews page.


If you want to book any of our courses for a group of you, club or society, pleasget in touch. I run courses for several clubs, walking groups and societies. 

About our Courses:

  • We have spent a lot of time exploring suitable environments that are conducive to teaching. This means that we can maximise the time we can spend instructing in a relevant environment and terrain setting, and ensure that you get ample time to practice the skills we introduce you to

  • We have a range of refresher videos that accompany our courses to serve as reminders of the skills we covered (or will cover!).

  • You'll get to use much of our equipment (e.g. ice axes, crampons, helmets, harnesses, maps, compasses) depending on the course or you are welcome to bring your own

  • Our courses are sociable and fun, and you'll meet folks to go out and practice your new skills with

  • We can run courses privately for you, friends, families and clubs 

  • Our Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Navigation courses (and the Tutor Award) are accredited by the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS)

  • We have a lot of experience working with folks going for their HML or ML assessment (or re-assessment).

If you have any questions, please just get in touch.

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