The Mountain Leader Award is a nationally accredited scheme from Mountain Training designed to train and assess those who want to lead groups on mountains throughout Britain in summer conditions. The award has two parts: training and assessment, with a consolidation period between the two.
The Mountain Leader Award training covers the following subjects:
The full syllabus and Scheme Handbook can be viewed on the Mountain Training website here
- Group management
- Access and the environment
- Hazards (including steep ground and rivers) and emergency procedures
- Expedition skills
- Background knowledge
Our Mountain Leader Award training courses take place over 6 days, and offer candidates suitable terrain within the scope of the award, with plenty of learning opportunities along the way. Our assessment courses run over 5 days.
How do I join?
First of all, you must be a member of a mountaineering council to enter the Mountain Leader Scheme, so that will be either the BMC or the MCofS. You can join one of these during the registration process with Mountain Training.
You must then register for this award with Mountain Training before you can take part in the training course. Registration costs £44 – payable to Mountain Training upon registering. This gives you access to the superb DLOG online logbook, and a copy of the British Mountaineering Council’s ‘Safety on Mountains’ booklet. You must then personally undertake and log an absolute minimum of 20 varied walks in mountain terrain, which you'll soon get to know as 'Quality Mountain Days'. You will then be eligible to attend the Mountain Leader Award training course.
After attending the Mountain Leader Award training course, you then need to undertake a consolidation period (you'll be advised about this during the debrief session at the end of your training course) and complete an appropriate First Aid course, before you can attend a Mountain Leader Award assessment course.
Please note: Graham will work on these courses as your trainer or assessor, but he is not yet an approved provider or course director with Mountain Training, so he's teamed up with Steve Howe from Snowdonia Mountain Skills to offer these courses as a joint venture.
MOUNTAIN LEADER AWARD TRAINING DATES
14-19 April 2018, in Snowdonia - in conjunction with Steve Howe as course director and provider!
MOUNTAIN LEADER AWARD ASSESSMENT DATES
16-20 June 2018, in Snowdonia - in conjunction with Steve Howe as course director and provider!
Our Mountain Leader Award courses cost £340 per person for training and £340 per person for assessment. This fee does NOT include the Mountain Training registration fee (see How do I join?, above). These courses are not residential, but we can suggest accommodation options.
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