Mountain Leader Assessment Winter Preparation
  • Scotland
  • 2 Days
  • 12 People to 1 instructor

Mountain Leader Assessment Winter Preparation

  • Hike
  • Mountaineering
  • Intermediate


Open to trainees and holders of the Winter Mountain Leader award, this intensive 2 day course serves both as an update for anyone whose training or assessment course was completed some time ago, and as an opportunity for constructive criticism on areas of personal performance for those considering assessment. It is intended as a forum to look at current ideas, techniques and practices. It also provides an opportunity to raise questions and hopefully dismiss fears concerning assessment.This course will be delivered from our scenic winter base in Scotland, the Alltshellach hotel in North Ballachulish.

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The Objectives

You'll gain the practical skills and techniques required when leading and supervising groups in British winter conditions, concentrating on the areas that are difficult to learn on your own.


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

What to Expect

You're in control of the itinerary to ensure we cover the areas you need for assessment, but normally will focus on navigation, steep ground leadership, environment and ropework.

Experience Required

You must be registered on the Winter Mountain Leader scheme with Mountain Training Scotland prior to attending this course and have the required experience. You should also have attended, or gained exemption from, a training course; You should ensure your DLOG is fully completed with your experience. The course is two full mountain days which require a good level of fitness. Please ensure you are fit and able to cope with the long mountain days.

We want to help you focus on achieving your goals so if you're staying with us, comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal, you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified staff, to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. The address of Plas y Brenin in Scotland is HF Holidays Alltshellach, Onich, Fort William, Inverness-shire PH33 6SA.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
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This course will help you become

ready to consolidate your experience further and attend your Mountain Leader Assessment Winter.

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