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Mountain Leader Award Training & Assessment

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The Mountain Leader award was established to promote the safe enjoyment of the hills and mountains. The scheme provides training and assessment in the technical and group management skills required by those who wish to lead groups in the mountains, hills and moorlands of the United Kingdom and Ireland, other than in winter conditions. It integrates experience, training and assessment in what could be challenging and testing conditions in mountainous country.

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Is It For Me?

The Mountain Leader scheme offers the opportunity to gain technical competence in leading walkers in the hills and mountains. It does not provide a rock climbing qualification, nor does it cover the skills required for the planned use of the rope. Completion of a training course, without a pass result at assessment, is not a qualification in itself.

It is the combination of technical skills, wide experience and personal leadership qualities, which form the basis for effective group management, and the scheme assesses all of these aspects.




5-6 Days


Peak District, Snowdonia

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The scheme is intended for those leading groups in mountainous or remote country.
The Mountain Leader award is recognised by the Health and Safety Executive and the Adventure Activities Licensing Service as an appropriate award for leading ‘trekking’ in summer conditions.

Mountains mean freedom, adventure, beauty and solitude. Therefore, whilst fostering a love of the hills in others, group leaders should show appreciation for the needs of all hill users, rural communities and upland habitats and encourage an understanding of the problems of mountain conservation and access. Consideration of these aspects is vital if the mountain environment is to be protected.


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