This qualification trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to lead walking groups in winter conditions in the mountains. The use of crampons and axes is covered in the scheme. It builds on the skills acquired in the Mountain Leader qualification, which candidates must hold to access the Winter Mountain Leader scheme.
We are Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre located in the heart of Cairngorms National Park. Learn, develop or qualify in an adventure sport of your choice. Our goal is to inspire adventure by teaching beginners, coaching intermediate/advanced and delivering training and assessment courses for leaders and instructors. Our role is as a national resource to the outdoor industry and community. Whether you are an individual, company, freelancer or official body, we are here for you. We want our customers to easily know what their course will cost, up front and in the open. If you book the residential package all accommodation on the night before and the nights during your course, breakfast, lunch, cake break and dinner (including exped food) are all included. All transportation on the course, centre facilities & any equipment you borrow are also part of the package.