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Mountain Walking Guide certification

In order to gain your technical skills competency to add to your foundation guiding course, we offer preparation training courses and accredited assessment for various technical skills.

Mountain Walking Guide certification is our most popular adventure guide qualification course, and for good reason. Mountain Walking Guide skills form the foundation of all mountain guide training and is the most versatile skill set in adventure guiding.

You will love the skills and our awesome way of presenting it. All our guide training courses are designed to equip you with a variety of skills and to lead you to completing successful certification.

Course Factsheet
Courses Catalogue

Training Course Duration

Our Mountain Walking Guide training course runs over 9 full days. Public courses (open enrollment) usually starts on a Saturday and ends on the following Sunday, meaning you only have one week to take off work.

We do occasionally run part-time courses, please enquire with us.

We can schedule this course for groups and companies to suit your dates.


Topics & Content

The course is a mixture of theory lectures and practical in-field training.


Topics include: equipment; mountain leadership; group dynamics; mountain hazards; self-defense for mountain guides; advanced navigation; safety-on-steep-ground and rope work; basic self-rescue; and much more.



You can be assessed for various levels of competency in mountain walking.


This includes:

  Day Hiking

  Overnight On-Trail Hiking

  Overnight Of-Trail Hiking

  National Mountain Walking Guide

Please consult with us to better understand the options.

Assessment includes written exams, and a practical in-field assessment.

Assessment can take 2 to 4 days depending on chosen scope.



Training Course: R7900.00 per person

Assessment Course: R3950.00 per person depending scope of practice.


Let's get you trained up!

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