About Skills for the Hills

Most courses will be run by Gerald Davison, although other instructors can be added when required.

Gerald Davison


Gerald Davison

Gerald has been a keen mountaineer for over 25 years, walking in all parts of the UK, several areas of Europe and beyond.

Some of his achievements and specific trips are:-

  • Several times completing a crossing of the "15 Peaks" or "Welsh 3000's" in Snowdonia in one day.
  • Completion of a round of the 284 Scottish Munros - all of the 3000 foot mountains in Scotland - in 2001
  • Completion of the Munro Tops in 2006
  • Completion of the Irish 3000 foot mountains in 2003
  • Several walking trips to the Western Alps - doing hut to hut walking
  • A section of the Pyrenean High Route, including an ascent of Pic d’Aneto (3404m) - Highest point in the Pyrenees
  • Treked to the summit of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
  • Treking in California in the Sierra mountains, including ascents of Half Dome and Mount Whitney
  • Treking in Patagonia in Argentina, around the base of Fitzroy


Instruction and Guiding

  • Navigation training, including night exercises
  • Planning and execution of group walks in Snowdonia, Lakes, Scotland and Yorkshire Dales
  • Sponsored Walk planning and safety management
  • Teaching winter skills, use of ice axe, crampons and winter navigation
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