• Alpine
  • 5 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

International Mountain Leader Training Winter

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  • Mountaineering
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Overview

You'll be based at the Auberge Nordique (www.auberge-nordique.com) in the village of Grand Bornand - near La Clusaz in France for this five day course, preparing you to become an International Mountain Leader. This superb venue gives us a perfect base for the week, providing accommodation in comfortable, warm rooms for 3-4 people. You'll be equipped for more than just "coping with winter" as you hone the skills you need to look after your group on snow - whatever the season. Our highly qualified experienced instructors will develop your knowledge of all aspects of the winter environment through both practical application on the mountains and some short technical lectures. As always, the skills of navigating will form an integral part of each day's activities.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

The International Mountain Leader scheme (IML) provides comprehensive training and assessment for individuals who aspire to work as leaders in Europe and further afield. It integrates training, experience and assessment in a variety of realistic situations. The scheme provides training and assessment in the skills required for leading and educating groups worldwide in summer conditions and also on easy snow-covered, rolling, Nordic-type terrain in the “middle mountains” in winter conditions. The scheme does not involve the techniques and equipment of mountaineering, alpinism or glacial travel.

Itinerary

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect


Over the five days we'll aim to cover the following broad topics

Winter leadership and group care in winter conditions

Personal movement skills on snow (with and without snowshoes)

Route choice, terrain evaluation, and safe travel

Avalanche awareness and snow pack evaluation.

Experience Required

You should be 18 years old to attend this course. You must have completed an IML Summer training course. It's advisable to gain some snowshoe experience prior to attending this course.
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Helen Barnard

The course cost includes accommodation in comfortable, warm rooms for 3-4 people, an evening meal for Sunday, plus breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal for Monday to Friday, followed by breakfast on Saturday prior to departure. Packed lunches are provided each day but you may wish to bring extra goodies with you. The facilities all add to the enjoyment of the week, these include a gym and a sauna. Address: Auberge Nordique, BP22 - 74450, Le Grand Bornand, France. Email: info@auberge-nordique.com Tel: 0033 4 50 02 31 12 Fax: 0033 4 50 02 36 02. You are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the venue, transport during the course and maps

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

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Length
5 Days
Start Date
7th January, 2019
Spaces left
14
Cost
£1103
Length
5 Days
Start Date
14th January, 2019
Spaces left
17
Cost
£1103
This course will help you become

ready to consolidate your experience and go on to your International Mountain Leader Assessment Winter

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