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The Winter IML Training, Assessment and Re-assessment course program run the courses from Canton Fribourg in Switzerland, based in and around the Schwarzsee ski area. We would recommend looking for accommodation options in the Schwarzsee ski area or the Plaffeien area. We will be in touch regarding the exact meeting point for each course a few days before the start date.
This course covers the skills required to lead and manage a group under your supervision in winter in the ‘middle mountain’ (rolling Nordic type terrain) environment. To attend this course you must have passed the IML Summer training course.
Your course can be booked online by making payment in full, or by calling the booking office on 01479 861256 to pay a deposit (25%) * . We recommend purchasing travel insurance at this stage.
Map SwitzerlandMobility (schweizmobil.ch) – Swisstopo App recommended.
You should be familiar with the syllabus and guidance notes contained in the International Mountain Leader Award Handbook provided by MTUK. The program is viewed in conjunction with the MTS Guidance Notes & Prospectus and Syllabus. Although the course is divided, with certain days concentrating on specific aspects, the assessment looks at your overall performance over 5 days. It is not viewed as a modular type of assessment.
Planning exercise: Please plan a 3-day intro to snow shoe course.
• Each day’s route (detailed mapping) and teaching plan
• Weather and avalanche forecasts
You are free to choose how you present this e.g. paper copy or electronically.
Before you book onto an International Mountain Leader Winter assessment, make sure you have done the following:
The International Mountain Leader Winter assessment is 5 days long and is based outside the UK.
The course assesses you on the skills required to lead and manage a group under your supervision in winter in the ‘middle mountain’ (rolling Nordic type terrain) environment.
Please prepare prior to your arrival two 10 minute interactive and practical presentations that can take place on the hill on a topic that relates to the IML award.
Leaders Resource Pack
Each candidate must produce a Leaders Resource Pack which details relevant information for them operating as a leader in the area of assessment. It should include information that would assist the leading of a group in the assessment area, such as transport information, hut information, emergency information and environmental facts relating to the area. This should be in a format that allows it to be carried during the assessment.
Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain
MTUK International Trekking Handbook
Animal Tracks and Signs
|Date15/01/24||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]|
Please note this is a non-residential course.
Personal winter hill kit Transceiver, probe & shovel Snow shoes and walking poles Leaders rucksack to include a ML rope, axe, group shelter etc.
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