MCI taster - 2 days

27/08/2022 - 28/08/2022

Meet at Siabod Cafe

Bookings start from £180.00


This two day workshop is for people who are interested in the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (MCI) qualification and would like to know more. The jump from Mountain Leader to the MCI can seem massive, the idea of these two days is to give you an insight and introduction to the many elements that are involved in the MCI.

The focus will very much be on what being a Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor is, looking at the combination of personal and professional skills to allow for the taking of people multi pitch climbing, roped scrambling and we will also look at some of the key building blocks of improvised rescue. We will get familiar with the generics of the scheme, in particular the decision making and risk assessing.

The two days give you the opportunity to ask anything and everything you would like to know about the MCI. We hope to dispel some of the myths and give you a realistic idea of what is needed to get the most out of the MCI and see if it could be for you.

An excellent workshop for those thinking about progressing on their professional journey but are unsure about if the MCI is a good fit for them. Lots of opportunities to ask any and every question surrounding the scheme.

Expected learning outcomes:

A very clear understanding of the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor qualification.
The scope of it, the requirements and expected standard for training and assessment.
In addition to this there will be a wealth of potentially new skills and techniques, all practically introduced and with the opportunity for you to try your hand with all of them.


This workshop is for people who have their Mountain Leader qualification, are active rock climbers/mountaineers and are interested in the award but have not yet been on a MIA training course.

Workshop provider:

Samantha Leary is a highly experienced Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (WMCI) and MCI with a wealth of climbing experience. She runs her own outdoor pursuits business while also working as a freelance instructor for the two National Mountain Centres in Scotland, England and Wales; Glenmore Lodge and Plas Y Brenin. She is a very active Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor with years of experience of working with clients in the mountains. Sam has current contact with the MCI through mentoring MCI candidates, running AMI workshops and does some delivery of the award itself.

Please bring food and drink for the day and appropriate clothing in Wales, ie full waterproof jacket and trousers, warm clothes, hats and gloves.
A harness, helmet and rock shoes - if you don't have access to climbing kit please get in touch early as we may be able to help with that.

Meeting place:
Siabod Café, Capel Curig, LL24 0EL

9am - 5:30pm

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you are not sure if a course is suitable for you or if you have any other questions, queries or worries.

If this workshop is fully booked please contact Sam to register your interest. If there is sufficient demand, extra instructors may be added to the workshop to cater for this.

Where And When

27/08/2022 09:00
28/08/2022 17:30
Total Days
Maximum Bookings
Meet at Siabod Cafe
Conwy Principal Area
LL24 0EF
United Kingdom

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