Split Weekend 6-day Mountain Leader Training Course

Apr 26

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You will be mountain walking for 6-days

The Mountain Leader award was established to promote the safe enjoyment of the hills and mountains. It is a leadership course that is very well recognised. OutdoorLads are offering this course over a split weekend. You MUST ATTEND BOTH weekends. The course starts at 9am Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April then recommences on Friday the 26th of April and runs until Sunday the 28th April.

Many people choose to do the Mountain Leader (ML) training to gain personal competence in the mountains or for leadership development. Others choose to do the award to spend a week learning new skills and spending quality time in the mountains. There is no obligation to continue onto the assessment phase. 

The course would be useful to any ODL members who are already or wish to become Mountain Walk Leaders. It will cover the Mountain Leader syllabus as set by the award body Mountain Training. This includes the following areas:

 Group management and the responsibilities of the group leader


 Access and the environment

 Hazards (including steep ground and rivers) and emergency procedures


Expedition skills including an overnight wild camp

Mountain Weather


Course Cost -£365

This course is provided by Snowdonia Walking and climbing and £365 is payable directly. Nick Read will be the course tutor delivering the course. 

Before you book onto a Mountain Leader training course;

  • You must be registered on the scheme with the award body Mountain Training which gives you access to a digital logbook. There is a £49 registration fee. You can do that here https://www.mountain-training.org/qualifications/walking/mountain-leader
  • You must have recorded a minimum of 20 Quality Mountain Days which can have taken place at any point (pre or post registration). There is no time limit on this logbook. You can backdate to the 1990's or further if needed. 
  • You should have at least a year’s worth of experience of mountain walking experience
  • 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) Find out why here Mountaineering Council Membership (mountain-training.org)

Please ensure you have entered your minimum prerequisites in your digital logbook (DLOG) at the time of confirming your place on the training course.

If you can tick all of the above boxes in terms of experience, here's what to do next:

1.Register for the event with OutdoorLads. 

2. Create an account on Mountain Training's Candidate Management System or log in if you already have one. Find CMS here https://mt.tahdah.me/account/registernew

3. Register for the Mountain Leader scheme (this costs £49) If you wish to attend the Mountain Leader Training course you need to register with Mountain Training.

4. Send a message to Support@outdoorlads.com and Nick.Read@outdoorlads.com to say you wish to book on this course and if you would like to access available funding (on condition of leading future OutdoorLads mountain walks). 

5. Book directly with the Caban Cysgu if you would like accommodation for the course. This costs £21 per night and the bunkhouse is reserved for this course. 

If you are a regular walk leader for OutdoorLads and working towards being a Mountain Walk Leader or are already one, there is funding available towards the course cost to help you achieve this valuable course. 

Photos provided by event leader Nick Read

IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement

You MUST complete a Participation Statementin addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete a Participation Statement once, not for each event you attend. 

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