Based in Llanberis, in the heart of Snowdonia National Park; Mountain Independence specialise in running rock climbing, mountaineering and Mountain Training Qualification courses. Our ethos is to run fun, friendly and relaxed courses to help you become a confident leader and instructor.
Mountain Independence is run by Stuart Lade, I'm a keen climber and mountaineer of nearly 20 years with adventures throughout the UK and across the world. From starting out instructing in a number of climbing walls I have progressed through the Mountain Training schemes to gain the Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor award, the highest qualification for climbing and mountaineering activities in the UK as well as the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor award, Winter Mountain Leader, Mountain Leader and Rock Climbing Instructor awards. I specialise in hill walking, climbing and mountaineering activities and throughout my career I have, and continue to, work freelance for numerous organisations delivering a wide range of activities to a diverse clientele.
I work on the majority of courses, but you will also benefit from the input of other carefully selected staff members. Our ethos for Mountain Training courses is not only to use the most highly qualified and experienced people, but instructors who are still relevant and active freelancers doing the work of the award scheme that they are delivering. Additionally all our staff are members of AMI and MTA, undertake Continuing Professional Development, share our passion for doing the best job in the world and are super friendly : )
All our courses are based out of Basecamp Coffi in Llanberis. We have a quiet, private space for Mountain Independence where we run morning meetings and evening lectures; equipped with top facilities for weather briefings and presentations. We have a members area on our website for all participants with links to lots of useful resources to take away after the course. With the best tea and coffee in the area included in the package from Basecamp Coffi; finishing each day with a slice of cake is just the icing on the, well....
If you're interested in finding out more or booking, please don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing email@example.com
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