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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. We are really excited to provide the first Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor course based in the Lake District. Based from the Blencthra Field Studies Centre, Threlkeld, by Keswick. The centre offers superb classroom facilities to help support the delivery of this course. The course will be staffed by Glenmore Lodge’s most experienced MCI training & assessment staff, many with a long history and local knowledge of the climbing and scrambling on offer in the Lakes! We will use many of the local venues around Borrowdale, Langdale, Dow and the Dudden Valley. 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 have based the course in partnership with; Blencathra Field studies Centre, Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4SG. Please book your accommodation direct with Sue Abraham; [email protected]).
The Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Training course provides training for instructors working in summer conditions. The syllabus includes multi-pitch rock climbing, scrambling, teaching & coaching climbing and other mountaineering skills. 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’. 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.
You must register on the scheme via the MTUK. Full details can be found at http://www.mountain-training.org Registration for the Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor is an application process and all candidates must satisfy the following conditions:
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 registration application has been approved by Mountain Training.
COURSE INTRO, 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 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.
MOUNTAIN DAY 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 a local bouldering venue 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.
TEACHING LEADING 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 This day is spent teaching 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.
|Date11/05/24||Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pn||Cost (no accommodation)£1,260.00||Places|
|Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]|
In course transport
Ropes and any specialist technical equipment
For the course you WILL need:
Waterproof jackets and trousers
Full mountain rack including camming devices, slings, HMS screwgate karabiners etc.
Compass – Silva type 4 recommended with a 1:40,000 romer
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