Your Passport to the Mountains

This is a one day course specially designed to introduce you to the mountains.

What do you want to get out of your time outdoors?

You will be introduced to; the equipment needed to explore safely and comfortably. You’ll also receive training in using a map and compass to navigate and locate yourself, all while enjoying a guided day out within our beautiful mountains.


With the advice of our expert instructors, this course will give you the skills and confidence to safely venture out into the hills.

Focusing on: navigation, first aid, emergency procedures, country side code and, the equipment needed to keep you warm and dry in the hills.

What will you learn on your day in the mountains?

You will learn map skills, equipment and clothing most suitable to the activity you wish to undertake, route choice and selection, movement skills and, mountain weather.

All while enjoying a classic day out in the stunning Lakeland fells.

Compass Navigation


Our expert instructors will meet you at a start location and be able to guide you step by step throughout the day.


  • Duration: 1 day
  • Level: Beginner to expert
  • Location: Lake District
  • Ratio: 1:6


As well as providing all of the highlighted equipment in the kit list, which is yours to test for the duration of the course, you will be looked after by some of the best instructors in the outdoor industry. 

Mammut Mountain School instructors and guides are hand picked for their extensive experience and knowledge in this area. All Mammut Mountain School instructors are highly qualified mountain professionals with a drive to inspire and educate all participants on our courses. Our activities are covered by a £10 million liability insurance, and industry leading safety systems.

Our team will select the most suitable venue for the course, hand picked from our vast experience. We try to remain flexible with our plans until we know what the weather holds in store for us.


All participants must arrange their own transport to and from the course location. Due to the active nature of our courses all participants must have a fitness level appropriate for what we will be doing. If you are unsure please contact the Mammut Mountain School HQ for more information. In regards to the sizing of equipment we provide, please check the Mammut website for a sizing chart. We do not have a weight limit, but if you are concerned, please get in touch.


You will need the following equipment for a full day in the mountains. Mammut Mountain School can provide all items highlighted with a * (e.g – *Walking boots), however if you would prefer to use your own equipment it is no problem at all.

  • *Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • *Mid layer top and trousers (fleece & windstopper)
  • Base layers/underwear
  • *Walking boots 
  • Socks
  • *Insulated Jacket
  • Spare warm clothing
  • *Hat & Gloves
  • *Headtorch and spare batteries
  • *Rucksack – 25 litre or more
  • Sun protection cream and sunglasses
  • Personal first aid kit with a pencil and notepaper
  • Food and drink for the duration (1 x lunch, a 1 or 2 litre water bottle/bladder & snacks)
  • *Dry bags for your kit in a range of sizes – One to line your rucksack, and smaller ones for other kit in your rucksack
  • A medium sized ziplock bag for rubbish
  • *Map of the area
  • *Compass
  • Your mobile phone and a waterproof case or bag for it

This course is the perfect Birthday or Christmas gift for the budding outdoor enthusiast in your life.

Exclusive availability

This course is currently exclusively availably through a bespoke booking. If you, or a group, wish to book this course, please fill in your details below and we will contact you to discuss further.

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