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The assessment examines the skills of leading groups on ski/split-board tours in the UK Backcountry, not including technical environments requiring the use of mountaineering equipment (axe; crampons; rope). Holders of this award will be able to use backcountry terrain within the UK to offer tours for both skiers and riders.
Further to your Sidecountry Leader Award, your tutor will need to see evidence of 20 Quality Mountain Days Ski Touring and 10 Days Leading Off-piste in Sidecountry terrain as well as completing your Backcountry Performance and Leader Training. This will be signed and verified by the tutor.
In addition to the above before licensing candidates must also demonstrate evidence of a valid first aid certificate, child protection, enhanced DBS for SSE and SSW licensing, the lower award.
The training will be delivered within the mountains of the Scottish Highlands and will be comprised of a mix of theoretical and practical training. Candidates should attend with a good level of fitness and technique so that they can complete back-to-back day tours within the UK Backcountry.
Over the course of the 3-day assessment we will aim to cover as many areas of the syllabus as possible, conditions and weather dependent. Assessments are undertaken as a holistic examination of your practical skills as well as your knowledge, this means that all aspects of leadership and planning are assessed continually during the 3 days. The main underlying themes will be ski/board performance and technique, navigational foundation skills, avalanche awareness and avoidance knowledge and skills, leadership styles, strategies and responsibilities.
See below to access the Backcountry Performance and Leader Assessment syllabus.
|Date22/03/24||Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pn||Cost (no accommodation)£340.00||Places|
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