Mountain navigation skills in Snowdonia

Mountain navigation skills in Snowdonia


Are you able to look after yourself in poor visibility in the mountains? Starting the day when it sunny and suddenly it all changes. It happens so often. So look after yourself by skilling up! I am running a Mountain navigation and skills course on the weekend of the 14/15 of July 18. Contact me at joe@mountaineeringjoe.co.ukWalking across the Carneddau

The south ridge of Snowdon Navigation courses with Joe

The south ridge of Snowdon Navigation courses with Joe


A Great few days with Edwin in Snowdonia. Navigating in the mountains using Timings and contour interpretation and the compass. Edwin wanted to be self sufficient in the mountains. Being able to calculate the time taken on walks at the start of the day. Which he was successfully doing by the end of the navigation course. 1:1 navigation courses you learn so much more with your valuable time totally tailored to you needs. Well done Edwin. Never seen anybody learn so fast as you! Cheers Joe
Edwin at the col on the Watkins path Snowdon

Edwin at the col on the Watkins path Snowdon

Waling on SnowdonA Multi day wild camp across Snowdonia. We had a great time navigating across Snowdon navigating both day and night. We camped just below the snowline out of the wind. It was a great fun! Mountaineering JoeNavigating across Snowdon in the dark

Mountain leader Assessment on Lliwedd during the multi day camp

Mountain leader Assessment on Lliwedd during the multi day camp

I was assessing a ML (Mountain leader assessment) group this week in Snowdonia. Luckily the weather held for us so the wild camp wasn’t too wet! Taking your assessment soon then try a 1:1 ML refresher with Joe and be firing on all cylinders for your ML assessment!
Mountain leader Assessment on Lliwedd during the multi day camp before dropping into Cwm Dyli

Mountain leader Assessment on Lliwedd during the multi day camp before dropping into Cwm Dyli

Wild camping in Snowdonia good tents are very important

Wild camping in Snowdonia good tents are very important

Wild camping in Snowdonia over 3 days with 2 nights camping. We started in the south of the Snowdonia park and cross 3 mountain ranges before arriving in the north of the park. We camped on the south side of Snowdon, and continued across to the Glyders were we camped on the Carneddau.
Our camp site for the second night of wild camping in Snowdonia

Our camp site for the second night of wild camping in Snowdonia

Navigation skills Following a bearing in the mountains

Navigation skills Following a bearing in the mountains

We are running a mountains skills course on the 22/23 of July 17. This is were you can run through mountain navigation, handling steep ground, use of outdoor kit and generally looking after yourself in the mountains.Just contact us if you would like to register.
Navigation in poor visibility

Navigation in poor visibility

Y Garn looking from the the Ogwen valley in Snowdonia

Y Garn looking from the the Ogwen valley in Snowdonia


We have a mountain skills courses coming up in on the 11/12 of March 17 in Snowdonia. Start the season fully tuned and ready to go. Mountain skills with Mountaineering Joe
Beautiful with the Snow lightly covering the tops

Beautiful with the Snow lightly covering the tops

Mountain navigation reaching the final point

Mountain navigation reaching the final point


We practised all the skills required for looking after yourself in the mountain and even the cold weather didn’t put us off!

Mountain navigation in Snowdonia

Mountain navigation skills in Snowdonia

Mountain navigation skills in Snowdonia


Mountaineering Joe’s Mountain navigation courses in Snowdonia. To be safe in the mountains you need to be able to navigate in all conditions. I provide MtnTraining Mountain skills courses to give you the skill sets to look after yourself in the mountains.
Navigation in poor visibility

Navigation in poor visibility

A very poplar Moss in the Mountains

A very poplar Moss in the Mountains


ML Refresher for the Mountain Leader assessment course. Today we looked at Access and Conservation. We chatted about Mosses and lichens One process which is easy to remember is soil creation in the mountain environment. Looking how it starts with Lichens and ends up with plants growing on Rocks. Mountain Leader preparation with Mountaineering Joe.
From lichen to plants actually growing in the dead moss

From lichen to plants actually growing in the dead moss