Mountain Training is the awarding body for qualifications in walking, climbing and mountaineering in the UK. Click here or on the logo to see their information on the Personal Skills courses.

The Lakes Mountaineer runs the full selection of Mountain Training courses in the Lake District on behalf of Crag 2 Mountain. 

Designed as a progressive pathway, they are an ideal way of advancing your skills. Under 18s must be accompanied, but guardians do not have to take part. To attend a course, you must register with Mountain Training: this is free for under 18s, otherwise £20.

For more detailed information on Hill and Mountain Skills and Rock Skills courses from Crag 2 Mountain, click on the link.



Please be aware, clicking on "BOOK A COURSE" will open another window on the Crag 2 Mountain site to purchase.

Hill Skills

£120/person

May 10-11,
June 17-18
July 29-30, September 20-21
November 1-2
in Elterwater


  • 2 day course
  • Age 12+
  • No experience required
  • Bespoke dates available
  • Covers: basic navigation, kit, planning, weather.
  • Certificate issued

Mountain Skills

£130/person

May 3-4
June 10-11
July 8-9
September 9-10
October 7-8
November 8-9
in the Langdales
  • 2 day course
  • Age 12+
  • Basic experience required
  • Bespoke dates available
  • Covers: mountain navigation, hazards, weather, kit and more

Rock Skills: Introduction

£85/person

May 31, June 12, August 4,
Sept 1, Sept 25
at Hutton Roof

July 19 in the Langdales

  • 1 day course
  • No experience required
  • Bespoke dates available
  • All safety kit provided
  • Certificate issued

Rock Skills: Intermediate

£170/person

June 3-4, July 1-2, 
August 9-10 

at Hutton Roof near M6, J36


  • 2 day course
  • Age 13+
  • Ratio 1:4 max
  • Bespoke dates available
  • Covers: Top ropes, using gear, abseiling, holding falls and more

Experience required:
Rock Skills: Introduction or indoor climbing and belaying.

Rock Skills: Learn to Lead Sport

£175/person

June 7-8, 
July 3-4,
August 2-3
Kendal and/or Giggleswick

  • 2 day course
  • Age 14+
  • Ratio 1:2 or 1:3
  • Bespoke dates available
  • Covers: abseiling, hazards, equipment and more

Experience required:
20 belays and 20 climbs indoors, or attendance on Rock Skills: Intermediate. 

Rock Skills: Learn to Lead Trad

£180/person

May 6-7, June 24-25, August 5-6
Hutton Roof
June 5-6, 
July 20-21, Sept 6-7 Langdales

  • 2 day course
  • Age 14+
  • Ratio 1:2 or 1:3
  • Bespoke dates available
  • Covers: movement skills, rope management  & more

Experience required:
20 belays and 20 seconded climbing outdoors, or 20 lead climbs indoors. Preferably Rock skills: Intermediate.