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Mountain Leader – Training

Qualify LEVEL | 6 day(s) | Ratio 1:6 | From £420.00

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Overview

The Mountain Leader Award (ML) was established to promote the safe enjoyment of the hills and mountains. The scheme provides training and assessment in the technical and group management skills required by those who wish to lead groups in the mountains, hills and moorlands of the United Kingdom and Ireland, under summer conditions. It integrates experience, training and assessment in a variety of testing conditions in mountainous country. The syllabus is contained in the Mountain Leader Award Handbook which you should have received or downloaded at the time of registering with Mountain Training. Please note that you must be registered with Mountain Training prior to booking this course, otherwise you will not be allowed to attend and will not receive a refund.

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DETAILED INFO

PRE-REQUISITES

You must be registered with Mountain Training for the Mountain Leader Award specifically and you must ensure you have completed the registration process with Mountain Training and have logged evidence of 20 Quality Mountain Days.

For awareness, your course director will check your Dlog one week prior to the start of your course and unfortunately if you have not logged the appropriate number of Quality Mountain Days at that stage, then you will not be allowed to attend the course and no refund will be given.

Unsure as to what a Quality Mountain Day is?  Check out the Mountain Leader FAQs at mountain-training.org

In order to make your booking we will require to take note of your candidate registration number and date of registration.

 

IS IT FOR ME?

The Mountain Leader Award (ML) was established to promote the safe enjoyment of the hills and mountains. The scheme provides training and assessment in the technical and group management skills required by those who wish to lead groups in the mountains, hills and moorlands of the United Kingdom and Ireland, other than in winter conditions. It integrates experience, training and assessment in a variety of testing conditions in mountainous country.

For the Mountain Leader Award registration can be done online (registration for H & M or RCI Schemes does not cover you for the ML Award).

Please ensure that you understand the basics of navigation prior to attending the course.

Simple rope work is an element of the training which will be new to most people. It is very helpful that you are able to tie an overhand knot on the bight, a figure of 8 knot and a bowline.

CONTENT

Day 1:

“Role, Qualities and techniques of Mountain Leadership” Including   leadership models – Session

Personal Kit Organisation: equipment carried by summer ML

Introduction to Mountain Navigation: use of the compass, map, different map scales and types, electronic   mapping devices, GPS and smart phones.

Day 2:

Hazards & Emergency Procedures Talk: Mountain Weather which looks at the affect of weather on the mountains, interpreting synoptic charts, reading and understanding specific mountain weather forecasts.

Basic rope skills: A practical session looking at the nuts and bolts of emergency rope work. Includes appropriate methods of belaying, anchor selection, rope systems, rope management and care.

Emergency procedures: A practical session to explore how we can use hill equipment to look after an injured member of the party on the hill, this includes making an emergency stretcher.

Water Hazards: A practical session looking at preventative planning for river crossing as well as the skills for dealing with water hazards without the use of a rope.

Day 3: Mountain Journey Day A mountain journey that will include; route choice, group pace & management, mountain history, environment & education, navigational techniques & equipment, emergency procedure scenario. Trainer 5 minute environmental presentation.

Day 4: Mountain Steep Ground Journey Day A mountain journey looking at route choice and group management on steep ground. The day will also include scenarios allowing group management issues (both roped and unroped) to be covered.

Day 5: Expedition – Mountain Leadership, Mountain Navigation

Putting into practice navigation and group   management techniques in remote mountain situations.

Day 6: Expedition – Mountain Leadership, Mountain Navigation

Return approx 1430 hrs and Degunge/hand back kit.

Course Review – an opportunity for participants to share their experiences of the week.

Between Training & Assessment: 1:1 Debriefs using self-appraisal forms   on how best to consolidate their experiences of the course with a view to   eventual assessment.

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DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
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PLACES BOOKING
Date29/04/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£420.00PlacesFULL Contact Us
Date20/05/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£420.00PlacesFULL Contact Us
Date17/06/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£420.00Places
Date01/07/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£420.00Places
Date22/07/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£420.00Places
Date12/08/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£420.00Places
Date02/09/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£420.00Places
Date16/09/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£420.00Places
Date14/10/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£420.00Places
Date20/10/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£420.00Places
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.

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
  • Expedition kit (tent, sleeping bag & mat, stove etc)

 

 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

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.

Please print out and bring with you the Skills checklist.

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