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This award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required for the instruction of mountaineering, both summer and winter, including snow, ice and rock climbing. It builds upon the skills acquired in both the MCI and WML awards. The WMCI 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 and be accepted specifically on the WMCI scheme.
This is a training course, providing 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 ideas. Please familiarise yourself with the Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Scheme Prospectus, Syllabus and Guidance notes.
Below you can download Glenmore Lodge’s training programme. The Glenmore Lodge trainee workbook can be downloaded from your CMS booking page.
You will find it of considerable personal help if you make your own notes of the technical skills and issues covered – be it written or photographic. Your trainers have a great many years of active experience and you should pick up a number of top tips. Please feel free to question everything and anything At this level many questions no longer have a clear-cut answer. A major part of this course focuses on not just learning new techniques but also developing your awareness of their pros and cons such that you can apply the most appropriate technique for a given situation – in essence developing sound judgement skills.
In order to make your booking we will require a note of your candidate registration number and date of registration.
It is essential that you arrive with the correct and original paperwork in order; we will need to see the following: Registration for the WMCI scheme.
Evidence of your registration for the WMCI. If you are not registered specifically for the WMCI award with MTUK you will not be able to attend this course.
Evidence of having passed your MCI and Winter ML. Completed logbook.
Evidence of at least 20 days experience of winter party management (this can be both pre and post winter ML, but at least 10 days must be post) Evidence of at least 20 routes at Grade II or above in a minimum of three main mountain areas of the UK, of which 10 should be Grade III. You must also currently be leading Grade III+ winter climbs.
WMCI TRAINING PROGRAMME
The programme is provisional, conditions and trainee needs may necessitate some changes. Days will be switched if weather or hill conditions dictate.
Please see the draft training programme PDF towards the bottom of this page.
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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
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 such as Mountain Leader winter, 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.
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.