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The Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Training course provides training for instructors working in summer conditions. The syllabus includes multi-pitch rock climbing, scrambling and other mountaineering skills. Also included are training, assessing and coaching processes. This course provides you with an opportunity for discussing and sharing ideas through a structured and progressive programme. Please come with an open mind and prepared to contribute lots of ideas and experience. We now also run a Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor training course in the Lake District.
This course provides you with an opportunity for discussing and sharing ideas through a structured and progressive programme. Please come with an open mind and prepared to contribute lots of ideas and experience. You should bring a notebook and a camera to assist you in recording information and ideas. Please familiarise yourself with the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Scheme Prospectus, Syllabus and Guidance Notes published by the MTUK. The detail of the programme will be governed to some extent by the weather and conditions. Although the course is broken up into days, an integrated approach to the syllabus material will be taken. Techniques and skills often taught in isolation are transferable through all aspects of the instructor’s role. To enable you to gain the maximum benefit from your course, you should have a holistic approach to the subject matter and not assume that technique ‘A’ can only be used in situation ‘A’.
For three of the days (Multi pitch climbing I and II, and the mountain day) we will be based over on the West Coast at fully catered accommodation. You do not need any sleeping bags etc as this is full board accommodation in a comfortable bunkhouse.
We will also be making reference to Rock Climbing: Essential Skills & Techniques by Libby Peter and published by MTUK so please ensure you bring a copy along with you. The topic of environmental concerns and issues will be covered on a daily basis making best use of available talking points.
The course director will often re-arrange the above programme to take advantage of weather conditions.
Training course bookings must not be made until your Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor registration application has been approved by Mountain Training.
Registration for the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor qualification is an application process and you need to meet the following prerequisites:
Registration for the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor course is an application process and all candidates must satisfy the following conditions:
You must register on the scheme via the MTUK. Full details can be found at http://www.mountain-training.org You must hold the Mountain Leader award
You must have gained 20 quality mountain days as a leader since becoming a Mountain Leader, and logged them in DLOG
You must have led 30 named multi-pitch rock climbs of minimum VS 4c standard in at least 3 main climbing areas of the UK, and logged them in DLOG
You must have led 10 sport climbs at or above French grade 6a and logged them in DLOG
There should also be a reference in the Referee tab of your DLOG.
If you can tick all of the above boxes, here’s what to do next: Log in to the Candidate Management System Register for the scheme Notify Mountain Training (via the SEND TO MT button in DLOG) that your DLOG is ready to be reviewed
Training course bookings must not be made until your Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor scheme registration application has been approved by Mountain Training.
ASSESSMENT OF RISK AND IT’S APPLICATION
This day looks at adventure and risk. How we can develop judgement, safety and awareness across challenging areas of activities. We will use the mountain environment to explore the assessment of risk and it’s application.
SINGLE PITCH WORKSHOP
Revisiting basic climbing skills such as movement on rock, rope work, belay plate orientation and use, abseiling. This day includes a practical look at using a single pitch venue.
SERIES ROPE MULTI-PITCH CLIMBING (West Coast)
Based near Glen Coe for three days. This day will revisit trainees personal climbing ability and techniques on multi-pitch ground up to VS 4c. the emphasis of this day will be on series rope technique and stance management.
PARALLEL ROPE MULTI PITCH CLIMBING
Further consolidation of multi pitch climbing with an emphasis on using parallel rope technique.
This day focuses on the care and leadership of a party on scrambling and rocky terrain in both ascent and descent. A major part of the day will be spent on teaching use of short rope technique. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing decision making and judgement calls in this challenging aspect of professional mountaineering.
COACHING CLIMBING & COACHING PROCESS
This day looks at generic coaching fundamentals in climbing and explores how we can improve our students performance. This day will be based either at Cummingston all day or a morning in the indoor wall and the afternoon at a sport climbing venue.
PROBLEM SOLVING & RESCUE SKILLS
Developing simple solutions to complex problems. Practical application of improvised rescue techniques in a variety of simulated scenarios on the crag.
A practical exploration of the issues involved in introducing novice climbers to the ‘sharp end’ of the rope. Includes techniques for looking after both yourself and your students.
Learning & Teaching Navigation @ SML
The fundamentals of navigation. Part of the morning is spent around the centre grounds, the rest is on the hill teaching navigation to SML standard.
|Date08/06/24||Cost (with accommodation)£1,500.00||Cost (no accommodation)£960.00||Places|
|Date27/07/24||Cost (with accommodation)£1,500.00||Cost (no accommodation)£960.00||Places|
|Date07/09/24||Cost (with accommodation)£1,500.00||Cost (no accommodation)£960.00||Places|
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Use of kit
Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
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.
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)
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES
Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list.
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.
Can't find exactly what you are looking for? We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.