International Mountain Leader Training Summer - Non Residential Only
Mountain Training Award
You want to be a Mountain Leader in Europe and further afield. This five day non-residential summer training course, based at Plas y Brenin, is your first step to achieving that.
You'll have a mix of theory and practical sessions, covering a wide range of topics including; anatomy and physiology, legal liability, altitude, marketing, leadership, rope work, navigation, altimeters, and environmental considerations, as well as covering many other aspects of working with trekking groups in the mountains of the world. You'll also take an assessed, timed navigation test. You'll be learning from some of the best in their field who will also support you to develop an individual action plan (a key part of this course) to help you progress through the next three stages of the qualification.
On completion of the summer IML training course, you can progress to the Summer assessment or the Winter training course, both of which are based in the European Alps. This gives you some flexibility to complete the courses most appropriate to you.
You'll have completed comprehensive training and assessment making the first step towards working as a leader in Europe and further afield. You'll have gained the skills required for leading and educating groups worldwide in summer conditions.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
You'll Follow the Itinerary Below
History of IML scheme/BAIML, Briefing for speed navigation test, Speed Navigation Test, Winter training introduction Environmental knowledge and awareness
Water Hazards, Introduction to GPS/Technology overseas, Introduction to emergency rope work Mountain weather and climate
Mountain Day Expedition Providers Association (EPA)
Rope work and fixed equipment, Law and Insurance, Expedition Planning
Altitude and Physiology Expedition planning presentations Keeping healthy on expeditions De-briefs Individual action plans – summer assessment and winter training
You should be 18 years old to attend this course. The scheme consists of the following stages:
Gain Mountain Leader qualification Log 20 quality international summer mountain days Log 20 quality UK or international winter mountain days Register for International Mountain Leader qualification and have your registration approved Attend IML Summer Training course which includes the IML Timed Navigation Test At this stage candidates can choose to either progress to IML Summer Assessment, or IML Winter Training. Please note candidates must have passed the IML Timed Navigation Test before attending the IML Summer Assessment. Gain further experience as required before assessment Pass IML Summer Assessment Attend IML Winter Training course before the final Winter IML Assessment, all candidates must have passed the Summer IML Assessment and completed at least 30 quality winter mountain days in total, of which a minimum of ten should be overseas. Pass IML Winter Assessment course and gain IML qualification
Why Choose Plas y Brenin?
Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.
If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.
When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.
Personal mountain clothing, Waterproof jacket and trousers, Warm hat, gloves, neck gaiter/buff, sunhat, Walking boots, Day rucksack, Rucksack liner (e.g. rubble bag or dry bag), Drink bottle, Flask, Lunch bag/box, Personal first aid kit, Gaiters (optional), Headtorch, High factor sunscreen, Midge repellent, Notebook and pen, MT number, Compass (Silva Expedition 4 recommended), Fine permanent pen (for writing on laminated maps), OS Explorer 17 1:25,000 Snowdon & Conwy Valley (ideally laminated if not bring a map case) (Can be purchased from our shop), Old trainers and clothes for the river crossing At this level we expect students to have most of their own equipment, however, is possible to borrow the following items from our equipment stores: Waterproof jacket and trousers, Walking boots, Gaiters (optional), Rucksack, helmet, sling and HMS
You must have have fulfilled the pre-requisites as stated on the Mountain Training Website and be hill fit. It would also be beneficial to practise your navigation skills for the timed navigation test.
We strongly recommend that you take out cancellation and medical insurance when you book the course. Mountain Training UK state that there is no exemption from training. The summer IML training course includes knowledge and skills not assessed on the final course. If, for any reason, you don't attend any aspects of the summer training course, you'll need to attend that aspect at some point in the future, at your own expense. Until you have attended all aspects of the course you will not be accredited with a Summer IML Training and will not be able to progress with the scheme.
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