GPS devices and their like are not a definitive solution – the way to keep safe, have a great time and get out of any problems arising is to have a sound knowledge of hill skills – a large subject which is continually evolving.
Map reading, equipment choice, route choice, escape plans etc are covered and you will probably come away from the course with your head filled with new information – and wanting more. This course is packed with useful practical information, learned from the “school of a thousand cock-ups” – why do them all again yourself? It’s not something which can be learned quickly or without practice, but you will reap the rewards of more confidence and knowledge when you need it most. Hill skills courses last around 6 hours, but usually over-run with a pub lunch as an optional extra.