Mountain Leader Assessment course

From: £415.00

Please select the start date of the 5 day Summer Mountain Leader Assessment course.

note – the calendar only shows the start date and the course starts at 9 am on the date shown.

This is a residential, self-catering course.



Mountain Leader assessment course

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Summer Mountain Leader assessment

Course programme:

Day 1

Meet at 9.00 am home paper and first-aid certificate.
Assessment of basic navigation and group leadership skills.
Evening: a review of the home paper.

Day 2

Security on steep ground.
Assessment of route choice over steep ground, party management, emergency rope use techniques and group leadership skills.
Emergency first aid scenarios.

Day 3

3 day2-night expedition using 1:25000, 1:50000 and sometimes 1:40000 maps.
Day and night navigation.
We aim to assess:
use of compass and bearings, timing and pacing to estimate distance covered, contour interpretation, navigation techniques, night navigation, poor visibility navigation, camp craft, first aid emergency scenarios, group leadership, steep ground route choice and party management.

Day 4

Expedition continued.
Day and night navigation covering all or some of the aspects above.

Day 5

We aim to be back off the hill by lunchtime.
Individual debriefs and final results.


We hope to be finished by 3 pm at the end of the course.

You will be expected to provide your own tent, stove and food for the expedition.

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