Who are we?
The team was conceived in September 2002, when Leaders, Scouts, Explorers and Fellowship members alike decided to set up a specialised Scout Active Suppousrt unit that would provide mountaineering, hillwalking and climbing activities to all sections of the movement, expeditions/trip's for its members, but also mountain leadership training and advice to those interested. Since September 2002, the team has successfully managed to get hundreds of people out in the UK's hills and mountains, many of which had never been hillwalking before.
What can we offer?
As well as offering at least 3-4 trips per annum, the team can assist all sections of the movement with running, supervising and advising on mountainous activities. Included in its membership are Mountain Leader (Summer) trained and qualified leaders but also leaders who have Adventurous Activity Permits in Hillwalking and Climbing. Our qualified leaders can supervise and lead mountainous activities in the UK, Europe and USA and are available to Groups, Districts and Units to help run these adventurous and exciting activities. In addition, the team also has qualified Duke of Edinburgh's Award Expedition assessors and trainers; these are also available to groups.
The team now also runs a training programme for Explorer Scouts called Skywalkers. The training programme runs in parallel to the DofE Expedition training and covers all the skills required to enjoy walking in the hills and mountains safely. The training programme also includes several training weekends which focus on lightweight camping skills. The aim is to develop those signed up to Skywalkers so they can gain a Personal Activity Permits in Hillwalking and eventually Leadership Permits in Hillwalking.
1-3 February - North Wales trip (adults only)
15-17 March - Brecon Beacons trip (Scouts & Explorers)
7-9 June - Brecon Beacons trip (Scouts & Explorers)
13-15 September - Expedition Challenge Award (Scouts)
Everyone attending one of our trips needs to complete a Medical Questionnaire.
Facebook Group Page
Please visit our Facebook group page of Itchen South Mountaineering Team for pictures and latest news.
If you have any questions about our forthcoming events or you would like advice or guidance with Mountain Activities, please contact us using our contact form, which is below.