Mountain Leader Training Summer
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 6 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Mountain Leader Training Summer

  • Hike
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountain Training Award
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Overview

The Mountain Leader scheme is designed for you if you want to lead groups in the mountains, hills and moorlands of the UK and Ireland. Mountain Leaders operate the length and breadth of the country with all sorts of groups of people; from scouts and schoolchildren to outdoor instructors and OAPs. The qualification is what you make it and there are countless opportunities for passionate Mountain Leaders. If you love being out in the mountains and want to share your enthusiasm with others, become a Mountain Leader and you’ll never look back (unless you’re checking your group’s still there!).

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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

- You'll gain the technical competence to lead walkers in the hills and mountains.

- You'll cover the skills on the Mountain Leader Syllabus, after which you can go for a period of consolidation before your Mountain Leader assessment.

- You'll have 6 days of practical and theory learning from our base in stunning Snowdonia landscape.

Itinerary

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

What to Expect


You'll cover all the practical skills and techniques you need to guide groups hill walking and camping in the mountains of the UK and Ireland. We'll take you through; aspects of navigation, group management, supervision on steep ground, risk assessment and emergency use of the rope. Consideration of the weather, mountain rescue, the environment and other related topics will also be covered

There will be theoretical evening sessions between 5:30-6:30pm and also one practical night navigation after dark.

Experience Required

You will need to register with Mountain Training before booking onto this course. To register, you must: be at least 18 years old have at least a year’s worth of experience of mountain walking have an interest in leading groups in the mountains, be a member of a mountaineering council: BMC, Mountaineering Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland (you can join one when you register if you're not already a member).You should have 20 Quality Mountain Days in your Dlog prior to attending this training course. Take a look at the Mountain Training Syllabus for full information on the 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 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. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.

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.

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

Start your training

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6 Days
Start Date
24th August, 2019
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£631
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12th October, 2019
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26th October, 2019
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2nd November, 2019
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16th November, 2019
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22nd February, 2020
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7th March, 2020
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21st March, 2020
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4th April, 2020
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11th April, 2020
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25th April, 2020
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2nd May, 2020
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23rd May, 2020
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13th June, 2020
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18th July, 2020
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8th August, 2020
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22nd August, 2020
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29th August, 2020
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5th September, 2020
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3rd October, 2020
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10th October, 2020
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24th October, 2020
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31st October, 2020
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14th November, 2020
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20th February, 2021
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6th March, 2021
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£631
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6 Days
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20th March, 2021
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This course will help you become

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

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