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Winter Mountain Leader Refresher

Qualification Level - 2 days | Prices from £245.00

Course Rating: 4.0 Rated 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews

You will usually be in a group of no more than six with one instructor. Meeting your instructor on the first morning provides an opportunity to discuss and to identify the particular areas that people wish to cover. Most commonly, these are security on steep ground, navigation, and snow and avalanche awareness. However it is up to you and your colleagues on the course to decide the programme for the two days.

You do not need to bring your log book or any ML paperwork with you unless you have a specific question about it. The guidance notes for trainers, assessors and candidates contained in the Winter Mountain Leader Award Handbook you received when you first registered with the scheme might be useful however.

You will not be spending a night out and there is no late evening session on the Saturday evening.

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Dates & Prices

09/01/20
Cost (with accommodation): £295.00
Cost (no accommodation): £245.00
01/02/20
Cost (with accommodation): £295.00
Cost (no accommodation): £245.00
08/02/20
Cost (with accommodation): £295.00
Cost (no accommodation): £245.00
15/02/20
Cost (with accommodation): £295.00
Cost (no accommodation): £245.00

Is It For Me?

This two day course is designed for people looking to refresh the main elements of the winter ML syllabus. The course is available to those who have completed the award in the past and want to see what has changed, those who have completed training and are preparing for assessment, and those who are seeking exemption from training based on extensive winter mountain experience but need to focus on the detail of the syllabus.

Course Aims

To cover key areas of the Winter Mountain Leader syllabus preparing candidates for assessment.  It also helps to refresh the skills of those already holding the award.

Course Content

You will usually be in a group of no more than six with one instructor. Meeting your instructor on the first morning provides an opportunity to discus and to identify the particular areas that people wish to cover. Most commonly, these are security on steep ground, navigation, and snow and avalanche awareness. However it is up to you and your colleagues on the course to decide the programme for the two days.

You do not need to bring your log book or any ML paperwork with you unless you have a specific question about it. The guidance notes for trainers, assessors and candidates contained in the Winter Mountain Leader Award Handbook you received when you first registered with the scheme might be useful however.

You will not be spending a night out and there maybe an late evening lecture on avalanche awareness.

What Will I Need?

Glenmore Lodge has a large, comprehensive store of up-to-date clothing and equipment. You are welcome to use your own equipment and pick and choose odd items from the store. Your instructor will want to check that personal equipment is appropriate for the activity.  If you are thinking about buying equipment (things like ice axe, boots and crampons) but are not too sure what to get we would advise you to come and try our equipment and then make your purchases after the course.

What we can supply?

  • Waterproof jackets and trousers
  • Plastic Boots
  • Gaiters
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axes
  • Helmets
  • Day Sac
  • Any technical equipment if applicable
  • Snow holing equipment such as shovel, saw, transceiver & avalanche probe

For Winter ML’s (You are welcome to bring all your own camping gear)

  • Suitable Emergency Hill Rope min length 30m
  • Sleeping bag & liner
  • Goretex Bivi Bag
  • Karrimat
  • Stoves (Trangias, MSR & Primus). If you prefer to use your own stove you must bring the fuel for it.
  • Pots and pans
  • Cutlery / plastic mug

What will you need to bring? Listed here are the essentials; this is not an exhaustive list.

  • Thermals or suitable under clothing
  • Insulating layers – at least one mid weight and one warm fleece layer
  • General trekking trousers are recommended, not jeans though.
  • Thick socks (several pairs)
  • Spare fleece/insulated jacket
  • Waterproof jacket (with a good hood)
  • Waterproof over-trousers or salopettes
  • Hat & balaclava plus spare
  • Mitts & gloves
  • Ski goggles (should have double lens to avoid misting up)
  • Whistle
  • Compass – Silva type 4 recommended
  • Maps and waterproof map case. 1:50,000 map of the Cairngorms
  • Headtorch
  • Rucksack liner
  • Vacuum Flask & Water Bottle
  • Box or bag for packed lunch.
  • Survival Bag – Plastic type
  • Personal toiletries, medications & personal first aid kit (towels are provided)
  • Suncream

We have a small pool, gym & climbing wall – so any relevant kit (including spare towel)

Remember the price is all inclusive

We want our customers to easily know what their course will cost, up front and in the open.  Accommodation on the night before and the nights during your course, pick up from the train station (Friday and Sunday evenings only), breakfast, lunch, cake break and dinner are all included. All transportation on the course, centre facilities & any equipment you borrow are also part of the package.

Course Pre-Requisites

Winter ML Training course or IML Training course.

Course Rating: 4.0 Rated 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews Read all reviews

Another informative and fun course at the Lodge, well run by Sandy to accommodate the windy conditions.
Richard Cockburn Reviewed on 08/01/2016
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What’s included on your course

  • Instruction
  • Use of kit
  • Shuttle bus to Glenmore Lodge (departs Aviemore station 5:20pm on Friday and Sundays)
  • Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
  • In-course transport

What’s included if you choose the residential option – As above PLUS

  • Bed in shared en-suite room – available from 3pm on day before your course starts *

(Single rooms may be available for a supplementary charge, please ask at reception when you arrive)

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner for each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses)
  • Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge
  • Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities or are on a paddlesport course

Arriving at Glenmore Lodge

  • For more information on travel to the Lodge click here
  • Your first inclusive meal is breakfast (7:45 -8:30am) An evening meal is not provided on your arrival night, but bar meals are available in our Lochain bar 5pm to 9pm (5-7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Packed lunches are collected at breakfast
  • On Mondays and Saturdays only there will be a 10 minute welcome talk at 8.15am, on other days you will meet your instructor at 9am. The daily programme of your course will be discussed with your instructor when you first meet, taking into account aspirations and prevailing weather conditions

On your last day

  • Check out time is 10am on the final day of your booking, we have changing areas, showers and left luggage facilities on site
  • All courses will finish by 5pm
  • On Fridays and Sundays we offer a drop off to Aviemore station, leaving Glenmore Lodge at 5pm, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you would like to book this service

*some exceptions – see detailed course notes

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