ASSESSMENT RATIO LOCATION Price
5 DAYS
1:4 (Maximum)
LAKES
£350 inc VAT

MOUNTAIN LEADER ASSESSMENT

Get qualified for group management, navigation, access and environmental hazards (including steep ground and rivers), and emergency procedures.

Prove your knowledge of outdoor equipment, expedition skills, weather systems, and your background knowledge of the mountains, hills, and moorland of Great Britain and Ireland.

The Mountain Leader (ML) is the benchmark qualification to lead people of any age, in the mountains, hills and moorland of Great Britain and Ireland.

From its inception, the award has aimed to create the standard for safety and good practice when leading groups in the mountains.

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The Mountain Leader covers

  • Group management
  • Navigation
  • Access and the environment
  • Hazards (including steep ground and rivers) and emergency procedures
  • Equipment
  • Expedition skills
  • Weather
  • Background knowledge

To attend this course you must have

  • Attended a Mountain Leader training course or be granted exemption by mountain-training.
  • You need to have logged at least:
    • 40 quality mountain days (QMD)
    • 8 nights camping
  • Including at least 4 nights wild camping into your online logbook (aka DLOG).
  • You must also hold a current first aid certificate of a minimum of sixteen hours and be relevant to your work as a Mountain Leader.

For more information please visit mountain-training.org

Upcoming Mountain Leader Assessment Dates

Apr 11

Mountain Leader Assessment – April 2020

11th Apr 2020 - 15th Apr 2020
Aug 17

Mountain Leader Assessment – August 2020

17th Aug 2020 - 21st Aug 2020
Sat 24

Mountain Leader Assessment – October 2020

24th Oct 2020 - 28th Oct 2020

ITINERARY

The following itinerary for the five day Mountain Leader assessment is provisional and is
dependent on the weather, access and the assessment requirements of candidates.

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DAY 1 • MOUNTAIN DAY

  • 9:00 – Meet at Sam Sykes Ltd Head Quarters
  • Introductions and coffee
  • Course outline – scope of the scheme, policies and procedures and the plan for
    the course ahead.
  • 11:00 – Navigation skills, leadership, hill environment and leaders pack.
  • 17:00 – Return to HQ for tea and cake
  • 17.30 – 19:00 – Home paper

DAY 2 • MOUNTAIN DAY

  • 9:00 – Meet at HQ
  • Mountain Day – Route choice and selection, looking after people on steep ground, water hazards and emergency procedures.
  • 17:00 – Return to HQ for tea and cake
  • 17.30 – 19:00 – Presentations

DAY 3 • EXPEDITION

  • 9:00 – Meet at HQ
  • Start expedition
  • Over the expedition all topics will be revisited, plus camp craft and environmental
    topics

DAY 4 • EXPEDITION

  • 9:00 – Continue with expedition

DAY 5 • EXPEDITION:

  • 9:00 – Continue with expedition
  • 16:00 – Return to HQ for tea and cake
  • Debrief, results and close of course

COURSE COMPLETE

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Mountain Leader handbook

The Mountain training Handbook for the Mountain Leader scheme covers registration, training and assessment and is essential reading for any potential candidate.

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