Mountain Leader Training Summer
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 6 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Mountain Leader Training Summer

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Overview

The Mountain Leader scheme is designed for you if you want to lead groups in the mountains, hills and moorlands of the UK and Ireland. Mountain Leaders operate the length and breadth of the country with all sorts of groups of people. The qualification is what you make it and there are countless opportunities for passionate Mountain Leaders. If you love being out in the mountains and want to share your enthusiasm with others, become a Mountain Leader and you’ll never look back. You'll get a mix of theory and practical sessions, taking advantage of our excellent classroom facilities as well as Snowdonia's spectacular mountains. Our highly qualified and experienced instructors will cover weather, group leader responsibilities, risk assessment and dealing with emergencies. Your practical sessions will cover walking, route finding in the hills, navigation and leadership.

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The Objectives

  • The Mountain Leader scheme offers the opportunity to gain technical competence in leading walkers in the hills and mountains. It is the combination of technical skills, wide experience and personal leadership qualities, which form the basis for effective group management and the scheme assesses all of these aspects.
  • Mountains mean freedom, adventure, beauty and solitude. Therefore, whilst fostering a love of the hills in others, group leaders should show appreciation for the needs of all hill users, rural communities and upland habitats and encourage an understanding of the problems of mountain conservation and access.
  • You'll cover the skills on the Mountain Leader syllabus, after which you can go for a period of consolidation before your Mountain Leader assessment.
  • You'll have 6 days of practical and theory learning from our base in stunning Snowdonia landscape including a wild camp in the mountains
  • To develop an action plan for your consolidation period and help you to prepare you for your Mountain Leader assessment.

Itinerary

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect


You'll cover all the practical skills and techniques you need to guide groups hill walking and camping in the mountains of the UK and Ireland. We'll take you through; aspects of navigation, group management, supervision on steep ground, risk assessment and emergency use of the rope. Consideration of the weather, mountain rescue, the environment and other related topics will also be covered

There will be theoretical evening sessions between 5:30-6:30pm and also one practical night navigation after dark.

Experience Required

You will need to register with Mountain Training before booking onto this course. To register, you must: be at least 18 years old have at least a year’s worth of experience of mountain walking have an interest in leading groups in the mountains, be a member of a mountaineering council: BMC, Mountaineering Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland (you can join one when you register if you're not already a member). https://www.mountain-training.org/help/faqs/registration

You should have 20 Quality Mountain Days in your Dlog prior to attending this training course. Take a look at the Mountain Training Syllabus for full information on the qualification.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

Available Course Dates

Start the booking process by selecting a course date, then adjust your details to suit your requirements.

Course Start Date
Duration
Cost*
Course Start Date
27th April, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Residential:
£806.00
Course Start Date
18th May, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Course Start Date
13th July, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Residential:
£806.00
Course Start Date
3rd August, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Residential:
£806.00
Course Start Date
17th August, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Residential:
£806.00
Course Start Date
7th September, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Course Start Date
21st September, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Residential:
£806.00
Course Start Date
19th October, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Residential:
£806.00
Course Start Date
22nd March, 2025
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Residential:
£806.00
Course Start Date
5th April, 2025
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Residential:
£806.00
Course Start Date
26th April, 2025
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Residential:
£806.00
Course Start Date
17th May, 2025
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Residential:
£806.00
Course Start Date
12th July, 2025
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Residential:
£806.00
Course Start Date
2nd August, 2025
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Residential:
£806.00
Course Start Date
16th August, 2025
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Residential:
£806.00
Course Start Date
6th September, 2025
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Residential:
£806.00
Course Start Date
25th October, 2025
Duration
6 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£470.00
Residential:
£806.00

*If your course is based at Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, residential prices include catering from the morning of your course start date and cover the duration of your course, accommodation starts on the night before your course commences to the morning of the last day of your booking.

This course will help you become

ready to consolidate your experience further and attend your Mountain Leader Assessment.

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