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Mountain Leader Refresher

Qualify LEVEL | 2 day(s) | Ratio 1:4 | From £270.00

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Overview

If it’s been a while since you did your training course; you’d like a second chance to review your skills; you’ve been granted exemption from attending a training course or perhaps you’ve completed the award but wish to update yourself after a few seasons off, then this refresher course is ideal. Typically people attending this course want to look through security on steep ground issues, particularly the rope work and anchor selection, poor visibility navigation and environmental input and knowledge. However it is up to you and your colleagues on the course to decide the programme for the two days. You will not be spending a night out and there is no late evening session. The course will finish on the second day at around 1630Hrs. You do not need to bring your logbook or any ML paperwork with you unless you have aspecific question about it. The guidance notes for trainers, assessors and candidates you received when you first registered with the scheme might be useful however.

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DETAILED INFO

AIMS

To practically explore core elements of the ML syllabus as decided by the course participants.

PRE-REQUISITES

Have completed an ML training course or been granted exemption from a training course by the secretary of the Board you registered with.

IS IT FOR ME?

This two day course is designed for those who have either: Done their training and are looking to refresh and check their skills prior to assessment Been granted exemption from training but are looking to gain an insight into what is required at assessment You have completed the award but wish to update your current practice The actual programme is fairly flexible, with your instructor basing the two days around the prevailing conditions, taking into account individual needs and aims, weather, etc.

CONTENT

Meeting your instructor on the first morning provides an opportunity to discuss everyone’s aspirations enabling the instructor to plan the weekend’s programme around some core themes.

Typically people attending this course want to look through security on steep ground issues, particularly the rope work and anchor selection, poor visibility navigation and environmental input and knowledge.  However it is up to you and your colleagues on the course to decide the programme for the two days. You will not be spending a night out and there is no late evening session. The course will finish on the second day at around 1630Hrs.

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

Step 1

Book your course place online

Step 2

Call to book accommodation. Prices from £60pn

DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date06/05/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£270.00Places
Date01/06/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£270.00Places
Date31/08/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£270.00Places
Date12/10/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£270.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

USEFUL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Instruction

Use of kit

Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day

In-course transport

WHAT'S INCLUDED IF YOU CHOOSE THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION - AS ABOVE PLUS

Accommodation in an en-suite bedroom.  If booking as an Individual, you will not be asked to share with a stranger.

Breakfast for each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses).

Dinner for each course day (except the final day, and on one day or 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.

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WILL I NEED

Glenmore Lodge has a large, and very comprehensive store of up to date clothing and equipment. Although we can supply all the equipment you will need, at this level you are encouraged to use your own hill gear including emergency gear, tent, stove etc. (Your instructor will of course want to check that personal equipment is appropriate for the activity).

YOU WILL NEED (Glenmore Lodge can provide if required)

  • Waterproof jackets and trouser
  • Insulated synthetic jacket
  • Appropriate footwear for the attended course
  • Gaiters
  • Helmet
  • 40lt rucksack
  • Walking poles

 

 EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES

Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list.

  • Personal clothing
  • Warm outdoor wear
  • Insulating layers
  • Trekking / climbing trousers (not cotton)
  • Hat & gloves***  leather palmed Belay Gloves are useful for rope work scenarios.
  • Whistle
  • Compass – Silva type 4 recommended with a 1:40,000 romer ***
  • Waterproof map case (maps and map cases are not a stores item but can be purchased from our shop)
  • Rucksack liner (or sturdy bin liner) / dry bags
  •  Hydration system (water bottle)***
  • Box or bag for packed lunch
  • Personal first aid kit
  •  Personal toiletries & medications (towels are provided)
  • Suncream & sun hat

Map information – we encourage everyone on mountain courses to have a map covering the Northern Cairngorms with a 10km radius from the ski area. There are now a range of scales and maps available OS 1:50,000, OS 1:25,000 and Harvey Map 1:40,000. For candidates on any NGB course such as Mountain Leader summer, you should have a 1:50,000 map and ideally one other scale. For non-qualification courses any scale is fine, OS 1:50,000 map sheet 36 covers the widest area, but the Harvey 1:40,000 has a lot of additional information on the back of it, however it is useful to have the Silva Mark 4 compass with the 1:40,000 scale on it, (only available since 2010)

If you have digital mapping and can print off map sheets a suggested area would be:

NW corner NH8514         NE corner NJ0314

SW corner NN8593          SE corner NO0393

  Glenmore Lodge will provide any technical equipment required on a skills course e.g. climbing ropes and racks. However it would be expected that students attending any climbing NGB courses will have their own technical equipment other than ropes which Glenmore Lodge will provide.

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