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This award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required for the intstruction of mountaineering, both summer and winter, including snow, ice and rock climbing. It builds upon the skills aquired in both the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor award and ML(W) awards, both of which candidates must hold to access the Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor scheme. The Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor is an extensively used professional award. It is considered the minimum standard for those instructing the skills of snow and ice climbing. All candidates must first register specifically for the scheme with MTUK.
MTUK Registration, First Aid Certificate,Winter ML, MCI, and WInter MCI Training, and completed MCI logbook. Syllabus available from www.mountain-training.org.
It is essential that you arrive with the correct and original paperwork in order; we will need to see the following: Evidence of your attendance on a Winter MCI training course Completed logbook. Evidence of at least 10 days experience of winter party management (post WMCI training) Evidence of at least 5 days at Grade III+ (post WMCI training) You must also currently be leading Grade III+ winter climbs. A valid first aid certificate
Please ensure that before you arrive you have familiarised yourself with the Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Scheme Prospectus, Syllabus and Guidance notes.
Although the days are broken down into specific syllabus areas please understand that the assessment process as a whole is holistic. This means that running through each day are consistent threads such as avalanche awareness, anchor selection etc. Final assessment decisions are made at the end of the week. This process involves the assessment team as a whole reviewing all the evidence observed during the week and making their final consensus decisions based on this.
The order of the programme may be amended due to weather and snow conditions but please bear in mind that the client days, due to our having real clients for these days, cannot be moved – so they will always be Wednesday and Thursday.
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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 on each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses).
Dinner on 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.
Check out time is 10am on the final day of your booking, we have changing areas, showers and left luggage facilities on site. All courses will finish by 5pm.
Glennmore 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. You will also need your own maps and guidebooks of the Northern Corries, Creag Meagaidh and Ben Nevis.
YOU WILL NEED (Glenmore Lodge can provide if required)
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES
What will you need to bring? 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, you should have a 1:50,000 map and ideally one other scale. 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
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.