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The night navigation course is a must for any serious hiker! Any fears of mine of what to do if stuck in mist or the light goes were dealt with in the four hours on the course last weekend. Chris was an excellent, relaxed and encouraging instructor, talking me through accurate pacing and timing, efficient use of a compass and head torch, also teaching me how to interpret the map and the surrounding terrain accurately. It felt great to learn from a pro and I came away with loads more confidence. I’d highly recommend this company to anyone. Thank you so much for all the brilliant tips and encouragement! Judy. Night Navigation. Jan 19.
Just a note to thank you for a great weekend in the hills – you really do deliver a top-quality learning experience and I certainly appreciate the skill involved in forging a collection of complete strangers with varying experience into an adaptive, cohesive group capable of having fun and learning – I take my hat off to you!
I’ve already started to recommend you to friends, and I hope they’ll benefit from your courses in the months to come. Geoff. Hill Skills. Jan 19.
I undertook a 2 day Silver level Navigation Skills Training with Alex. I am a novice Fell Runner and wanted to gain navigation skills to enter more demanding races.My aims were to increase my confidence in knowing where I was at any time in the middle of a never ending sea of heather on an exposed moor and then finding a way out of it using a map and compass!! Happy to say that I can now do that with confidence though there is always more to learn. Top tip – move around when trying to locate where you are as It’s often right behind you!! (Given it is the Pantomime season) and ask any question that comes to mind. Michael. Intermediate navigation. Dec 18.
“Chris, Alex and David at Beyond the Edge are extremely professional. Their knowledge and experience, which they are willing to share to the benefit of their course members, are excellent. Their approach to training is based upon understanding your needs and providing instruction to enable you to achieve both competence and confidence in your skills. Even the assessment was a supportive process. What’s more…. it was fun too. Thank you so much“. Anne. HML Training, HML Refresher Day, HML Assessment and a night navigation course. Oct 18.
First I would like to say what a great course. It is one of the best courses I have ever been on Ollie was first class. I didn’t think I would grasp things so quickly but the way the course was structured and presented made a pleasure to be there. Simon. Intermediate navigation. Oct 18.
We had the best time on the course in September. Joe was great at literally showing us the ropes and it was so much fun! I’ve already recommended it to a couple of friends. Such a fun start to properly climbing outside and in such a beautiful setting. Erin. Introductory Climbing. Sep 18.
“Just to say big thanks to Joe today , he was excellent , really patient and knowledgeable. Really nice guy to spend the day with.” Simon Bespoke Climb. August 18.
“Just wanted to thank you all for a fabulous day climbing. It was all very professionally organised. Ross absolutely loved it. Joe was a great guide/coach – we couldn’t have asked for any better”. Elaine. Australia. July 18.
“Just wanted to say thanks to both Chris and Joe for arranging a splendid weekend. Learned lots and thoroughly enjoyed it!” Dimple. Advanced Scrambling course. June 18.
“I would highly recommend Beyond the Edge. They are very professional and Alex is very experienced and knowledgeable. His approach is great” Nik Rock Climbing Instructor course. May 18.
“I am incredibly grateful to Chris for being so patient with me on the knots! I think Chris had quite a tough job on his hands with me being such a novice – well pretty much totally inexperienced but was brilliant – really positive and encouraging and certainly made me feel safe!” Elaine. Advanced Scrambling course.
I would like to thank you [Chris] for a great couple of days on the NNAS Bronze course. You led the course in a disarmingly expert way and the whole group felt at ease. I thoroughly enjoyed the two days and learned a lot. I would recommend “Beyond the Edge” to anyone and I am booking on the Silver course this summer.” Henry. Navigation course.
“He [Chris] was brilliant, funny and above all else cool (rule 0.5). I learned loads and we all had such a good time.” Roland. Winter Skills.
“Thanks for your prompt and helpful response” Marc. Stafford.
“I just wanted to say thank you again for helping me learn a new skill last weekend. I absolutely loved the day… I hope you keep on delivering the course and inspiring people, every week.” Laura. Navigation course.
“Thanks for a very informative and enjoyable day Chris. Feel I learnt and consolidated a lot. You’re a skilful and knowledgeable teacher so I’m looking forward to the HML training in May.” Tracy. Hill and Moorland Leader Award course.
“Thanks for the weekend boys I learnt a lot of really useful techniques and gained a lot of information.” Mark. Bolton
“Thank you for your speedy reply…
I really appreciate the effort you went to, to sort out this issue and it reflects really well on your customer services.” Louis. Kent
“I was looking for some assistance with my navigational skills to help gain my Mountain Leader qualification. My first enquiry to Beyond the Edge by telephone was dealt with promptly and the options available to me and costs involved were clearly explained. I booked two days “one to one” training. On the first day we talked about my requirements and expectations and I was fully assessed on ability and experience so the training was bespoke and on target.
I was never made to feel out of my depth or that things moved too fast but I was appropriately challenged. There was plenty of time for discussion and learning with constant constructive feedback on my progress and hints and tips to improve my performance.
I found both days very enjoyable and finished feeling confident in my new skills and reassured about ability to complete the course. I consider the fee great value for money and I would highly recommend Beyond the Edge to anyone in a similar position requiring specific training or thinking of doing the entire Mountain Leader course” Simon, Norfolk.
“Hi guys, just wanted to say thanks for a good weekend! felt like I learnt a lot and look forward to practicing it all. Thanks” Bethany. N Yorks.
“Hi Chris – I massively enjoyed the course – and my huge thanks to you and Alex for your tireless commitment. I learnt a great deal, and now have a clear view of my strengths and weaknesses, and what I need to work on before assessment.” Craig, Oxfordshire.
“Thanks for a very informative and pleasurable few days. Learnt loads amongst great company”. Dave, Leicester.
“Just wanted to say thanks again for a great course which I thoroughly enjoyed and I’m looking forward to practising my new skills”. Jamie. Navigation course.
“…Alex and Chris were brilliant, and together delivered a ML training course packed full of practical, real world advice and the kind of insight which only comes from years of personal experience”. Joe, Mountain leader course.
“I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for a great MLS training course. I throughly enjoyed every minute thanks to your ability to promote a learning environment conducive to building confidence and highlighting development needs in a supportive manner.
The invaluable input you all gave and passing on of your in depth knowledge, experience, advice and skills will assist greatly, not only in my journey towards passing my MLS assessment but in my personal enjoyment of the mountains and wild outdoor environment. Hopefully enabling me to pass on the knowledge and skills to others in the future”. Adrian, Inverclyde.
“…I’m really happy. The course was top notch – I learnt everything I hoped and more. It was challenging, interesting, thoroughly professional and a lot of fun. I’m super inspired to progress and plan other adventures”. Liz, Italy.
“Thank you for all your help today, I had a great SPA weekend and learn’t lots.” Mark, Single Pitch Award course.
“Wow, Great ML training provided by the team at Beyond the Edge, it was a lot of information to take in, in quite a small amount of time but it was delivered on drip feed so as not to overwhelm. The amount of practical experience you guys bring to the table is amazing. I can’t wait to put some of my new skills in to practice, and soon be back to do my assessment”. Gary, Mountain leader Course.
“Alex provided the perfect combination of learning and fun.” Caroline.
“Chris drew on his apparently inexhaustible reserves of mountaineering expertise, flexibility, understanding, good sense, calm, patience and – not least – humour to create a world-class experience. A truly outstanding achievement, which it was a great privilege and joy to be part of”. Knut, India Expedition.
“…HUGE thank you for all you did to make our adventure such a memorable and seriously enjoyable experience. We really appreciated your efforts to guide us… with such unflappable skill and decent humour. Such a lot depends on the instructor and we came up trumps with you…” Duncan, London.
“Thank you so much for an amazing session, I didn’t realise I could learn so much and have so much fun doing so…” Jill, Navigation course.
“Chris did a great job, supporting, advising and encouraging us…” Ram.
“Alex was an outstanding instructor/coach who quickly assessed my previous knowledge and winter climbing techniques and honed in on key improvements to boost my movement over mixed terrain. His ability to refine the smaller aspects of my technique were of great benefit and I made more progress in one day than I had over the past 4 seasons.” Oliver, Winter Climbing skills.