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2022

We are ready for 2022, all survival courses are now live to book onto!

For our winter survival courses (including our Winter Skills and Snowholing Courses) from January to March follow this link:
https://www.backcountrysurvival.co.uk/cou…/winter-courses/

For our summer survival courses (including our 5 dayer) April to October follow this link: https://www.backcountrysurvival.co.uk/cou…/summer-courses/

Keep your eyes peeled for our 4000s, Lairig Ghru, Woodland Skills Leader, Bushcraft Competency Course and Outdoor First Aid Courses getting released soon as well 👀

Family and Kid Courses

October Holidays are round the corner, so we have got our Bushcraft Bonanza (5-10 year old), Survival Mission (11-17 year old) and Family Courses running to help entertain either the young people in your life or the entire family.

Come and spend half a day learning bushcraft skills and putting them to practice. The course will cover various survival and bushcraft lessons, some of the things covered may be:

Basic Navigation

Shelters

Fire

Water Filters

Knife Work

First Aid

Team Building and more!

Dates:

Saturday 9th October @ Alvie Estate – Family Course – £50pp

Monday 18th October @ Murthly Estate – Bushcraft Bonanza ( 5-10 year old) – £50pp

Wednesday 20th October @ Murthly Estate – Survival Mission ( 11 – 15 year old) – £50pp

Friday 22nd October @ Alvie Estate – Family Course – £50pp

Email info@backcountrysurvival.co.uk to book your spaces. Bespoke family courses are available at Murthly and Alvie, minimum booking value £200.

Upcoming Courses

Upcoming Courses July to August:

July:

23rd – 25th: 3 Day Survival Course

23rd: Survival Mission/Bushcraft Bonanza @ Alvie

For more information follow the link for the following courses:

2/3/5 Day Survival Courses: https://www.backcountrysurvival.co.uk/cou…/summer-courses/

Bushcraft Bonanza / Survival Mission: https://www.backcountrysurvival.co.uk/…/young-people…/

Outdoor First Aid and Bushcraft Competency Certificate: https://www.backcountrysurvival.co.uk/…/training-courses/

Lairig Ghru and 4000s Expeditions: https://www.backcountrysurvival.co.uk/courses/expedition/

5 Day Survival Course

“Challenge yourself, it’s the only path which leads to growth” – Morgan Freeman

Have you attended a 3 Day Survival Course with us or an equivalent course with another provider and are looking for your next challenge? Well, get yourself booked onto our first 5 Day Survival Course!

Running 26th-30th August, the first day will see you go over revision from the 3 Day course then from there the rest of the course will follow a survival scenario where you will have to survive for 4 days. A brilliant course to put your knowledge and skills to the test 💪

Head to our website to find out more details and book your place.

Covid Update

Courses are back up and running in both our Murthly and Alvie sites! With the ever changing circumstances, if we are not able to run a course we will publish an announcement to say so.

Got concerns about booking onto a course and covid restrictions? Check out our updated Terms and Conditions to see what is in place to ensure Covid doesn’t ruin your chances of getting onto a course with us.

Good news, we’re back!

Finally some good news and we have a lot to share!

April – All our April courses will be run in Murthly, Perthshire. We have the following courses (also pictured below) available to book on:

For those wanting to focus more on survival skills we have full day survival courses available for Under 18s only and Over 18s, you can book your place following this link https://www.backcountrysurvival.co.uk/…/survival-courses/

May onwards:

1) May will see us back up at our Alvie Estate so all 2-3 Day courses will be back up and running open to everyone from all areas. You can book your place following this link https://www.backcountrysurvival.co.uk/cou…/summer-courses/

2) May will also see our Woodland Skills Leader course going ahead over the 21st – 24th May with Andy Lewis Bushcraft. If you are interested in delivering woodland & bushcraft skills or are a teacher, scout leader, outdoor instructor or youth worker who wishes to deliver woodland skills, such as Bushcraft & Survival activities then this course is for you. Anyone interested will have to email info@backcountrysurvival.co.uk showing leadership experience and other NGBs or teaching/coaching qualifications as well as any Bushcraft/Survival experience. https://www.backcountrysurvival.co.uk/…/training-courses/

Meet the Team

Last but no means least, it’s Andy Lewis. He owns Andy Lewis Bushcraft and works with us to offer many of our courses, including the Woodland Skills Leader:

Meet Andy, an adventurer and passionate Survival Skills expert. As a hugely experienced Bushcraft and Survival Instructor Andy has spent time in some of the most remote and extreme environments in the world; including the Nepalese Himalayas and Norway’s Mountainous Hardangervidda wilderness. Andy is a qualified Mountain Leader and a former expedition co-ordinator, he is a full-time professional instructor of the highest calibre, delivering IOL accredited instructor training, regular courses, one-to-one skills training and bespoke, with us but mainly with his own company ‘Andy Lewis Training’ based on the Cheshire border.

“Be prepared and learn skills for life” is the ethos he lives, works and inspires others by

Meet the Team contd.

Up next on our “Meet the Team” segment is instructor Neil Foote. From mountaineering routes and North faces in the Alps to extreme endurance races in the most inhospitable places in the world, Including having competed ultra-marathons at a distance of 95 miles non stop. You can be sure that Neil (or any of our other instructors) will not ask you to do anything he hasn’t had to do himself. Originally from Fife Neil’s formative years were spent camping and exploring the local woods and countryside where he lived, learning the skills that would hold him in good stead for the future. Neil has a background in outdoor education and holds his SIA (Survival instructor award) and is one of the founding members of the Survival Training Award Scheme. Neil is also a qualified SPA, Mountain leader, winter mountain leader and UKCC paddlesport coach.