Winter Mountain Leader Refresher
  • Scotland
  • 2 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Winter Mountain Leader Refresher

  • 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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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 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.

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.

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

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Sorry, we don’t have any spaces available right now.

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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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CORONAVIRUS FIREBREAK IN WALESIn line with the Welsh Government announcement earlier this week, Plas y Brenin will be temporarily closed from 6pm on Friday 23rd of October, until Monday 9th November.