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Winter Mountain Leader Assessment

Qualification Level - 5 days | Prices from £520.00

Course Rating: 5.0 Rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

The 5 day assessment for the Winter ML Award.

It is essential that you arrive with the correct and original paperwork IN ORDER. Your Assessor will need to see the following:

  • You must have completed the formal six day training course and have a training report page in your log book, or have a letter of exemption from training from the MTS secretary.
  • Your DLOG (or paper logbook if still suing one) must contain the following:
  • Evidence of an absolute minimum of 40 Winter Quality Mountain Days with at least 20 of them gained in Scotland, distributed over a period of at least three winter seasons. (asterisk or highlighter pen and numbered for ease of reading)
  • Evidence of having completed at least 10 Grade 1 named UK winter climbs.
  • Hold a First Aid certificate recognised as appropriate for the scheme. You will be deferred if you cannot produce a valid, original copy of your first aid certificate.
  • Your completed Home Paper which is part of this document. Click here to download Winter ML Homepaper

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Dates & Prices

04/02/19
Cost (with accommodation): £645.00
Cost (no accommodation): £520.00
11/02/19
Cost (with accommodation): £645.00
Cost (no accommodation): £520.00
18/02/19
Cost (with accommodation): £645.00
Cost (no accommodation): £520.00
25/02/19
Cost (with accommodation): £645.00
Cost (no accommodation): £520.00
04/03/19
Cost (with accommodation): £645.00
Cost (no accommodation): £520.00
11/03/19
Cost (with accommodation): £645.00
Cost (no accommodation): £520.00
18/03/19
Cost (with accommodation): £645.00
Cost (no accommodation): £520.00
25/03/19
Cost (with accommodation): £645.00
Cost (no accommodation): £520.00

Is It For Me?

The 5 day assessment for the Winter ML Award.

Course Aims

You should be familiar with the syllabus and guidance notes contained in the Winter Mountain Leader Award Handbook provided by MTS.

Course Content

You will find a detailed programme in the Course Documentation below, please note that the programme is provisional. This programme should be viewed in conjunction with the MTS Guidance Notes & Prospectus and Syllabus. Although the course is divided, with certain days concentrating on specific aspects, the assessment looks at your overall performance over 5 days. It is not viewed as a modular type of assessment.

Click here to access a provisional Glenmore Lodge Winter Mountain Leader Assessment programme

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 Documentation

Course Pre-Requisites

Winter ML Training, completed logbook and a current first aid certificate.

Syllabus and information available from http://www.mountain-training.org/walking/awards/winter-mountain-leader

It is essential that you arrive with the correct and original paperwork IN ORDER. Your Assessor will need to see the following:

  • You must have completed the formal six day training course and have a training report page in your log book, or have a letter of exemption from training from the MTS secretary.
  • Your logbook must contain the following:
  • Evidence of an absolute minimum of 40 Winter Quality Mountain Days with at least 20 of them gained in Scotland, distributed over a period of at least three winter seasons. (asterisk or highlighter pen and numbered for ease of reading)
  • Evidence of having completed at least 10 Grade 1 named UK winter climbs.
  • Hold a First Aid certificate recognised as appropriate for the scheme. You will be deferred if you cannot produce a valid, original copy of your first aid certificate.
  • Your completed Home Paper which is part of this document WML Assessment Homepaper.

Course Rating: 5.0 Rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 8 reviews Read all reviews

Course content and delivery were excellent.
The Lodge staff all pull in the same direction and are all helpful and friendly.
Accommodation is good although the building I thought was a bit too warm.
Bill Dallas Reviewed on 28/03/2016
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I wanted a hassle free WML Assessment and with the Lodge's package of food, accommodation and excellent instruction I certainly feel I got my monies worth and had no extra stress than necessary!
Matthew Le Voi Reviewed on 27/03/2016
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First class Assesor input, we were constantly informed of what the day ahead would contain. Sandy and Kev were excellent assessors and very professional.
Gordon Dowling Reviewed on 27/03/2016
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Very good developmental experience.
Martin Bray Reviewed on 29/02/2016
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Very good as usual. The Glenmore package is comprehensive and good value.
Bruce Manning Reviewed on 28/02/2016
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Overall a massively enjoyable course, allowing to be felt at ease throughout
Alexander Kay Reviewed on 28/02/2016
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Philip Dale Reviewed on 24/02/2016
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Very relaxed assessment that put me at ease in what was quite a stressful experience.
Mark House Reviewed on 22/02/2016
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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

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Check our FAQ’s here or contact us on enquiries@glenmorelodge.org.uk or 01479 861256

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