Mountain Leader Training

23/03/2024 - 28/03/2024

Mardale, Lake District (Over 40s-only course)

Bookings start from £450.00

Scheme Details

Awarding Body
Mountain Training
Scheme
Mountain Leader
Course
Training
Type
Training

Award Description

This qualification trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to lead hillwalking groups in summer conditions on mountainous routes not requiring the planned use of a rope. Established in 1964, this was the first qualification created by Mountain Training.

Event Director

Graham Uney - 56200

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Awards Completed

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About

Join the Graham Uney Mountaineering team to start your career as a Mountain Leader.
 
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. 

Prerequisites

To get started on the Mountain Leader qualification you need to meet the following prerequisites:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You should have at least a year’s worth of experience of mountain walking
  • You should have an interest in leading groups in the mountains
  • You must 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)
The Syllabus
The Mountain Leader Award training covers the following subjects:
  • Group management
  • Navigation
  • Access and the environment
  • Hazards (including steep ground and rivers) and emergency procedures
  • Equipment
  • Expedition skills
  • Weather
  • Background knowledge
The full syllabus and Scheme Handbook can be viewed on the Mountain Training website here

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. 
 
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, Mountaineering Scotland, or Mountaineering Ireland. 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 £49 – 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.

Where And When

Start
23/03/2024 09:00
End
28/03/2024 16:00
Total Days
6
Maximum Bookings
12
Bookings
7
Venue
Mardale, Lake District (Over 40s-only course)
Town
Penrith
County
Cumbria
Postcode
CA10 2RW
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
54.53759
Longitude
-2.76328

Provider

Name
Graham Uney Mountaineering
Phone
07498 058912
Website
Booking/Details
Email

Booking

  • Non Residential

    £450.00

Other Dates

20/05/2024 £450.00 Details
07/06/2024 £450.00 Details
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11/11/2024 £450.00 Details

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