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International Mountain Leader Summer Training

Qualify LEVEL | 5 day(s) | Ratio 1:6 | From £630.00

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This is a professional award required by EU member states and allows holders to lead paying clients on walking journeys to all areas except on glaciers and where the techniques and equipment of alpinism are required.

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Before making a booking on the IML Summer Training Course you must have the following prerequisites in place.

·         You must have successfully completed the Mountain Leader qualification

·         You must have recorded 20 quality international summer mountain days in DLOG

·         You must have recorded 20 quality winter days in the UK or overseas in DLOG

·         You must have a referee endorsing your experience in DLOG

·         Have registered with the MTUK on the IML scheme. please note it can take up to 30 days for your registration to be approved

Please note that you will not be allowed to book the course without being confirmed as registered.


Please note that you will not be allowed to attend the course and will not receive a refund without being confirmed as registered by Mountain Training UK prior to the start of the course.

The IML is the professional qualification for individuals who wish to lead trekking parties to all mountain areas except on glaciers, and where the techniques or equipment of alpinism are required.

The International Mountain Leader can also operate on easy snow-covered terrain, providing it is of a gentle, rolling (“Nordic”) type in the “middle” mountains.


Glenmore Lodge runs the course on behalf of the Home Nation Mountain Leader Training Boards.

The syllabus is contained in the booklets provided by the MTUK .  You can download the syllabus and prospectus from the MTUK .

The course is 5 days long from Monday to Friday with a variety of topics covered throughout.

Other topics covered throughout the course are Professionalism, Remit and working as an IML, Mountain and Leadership Skills, Environmental knowledge, Ropework, Legal liabilities, Physiology, Anatomy and Altitude, Drugs and Water issues, Huts, Maps and GPS, Alpine Weather, Marketing and Business planning, International Issues, Language skills and information on BAIML.

We can help you prepare for the Navigation Speed Test on the Tuesday of the course. You should all be quite capable of passing this but if you have not been practicing your navigation then you should think about it. If you have any questions then please email us.

Download the Guidance document below for the speed test details.

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Date28/10/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£630.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]


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