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The Mountain Leader Award Training courses will be delivered over 5 days (two weekends 1. Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon and 2. All day Friday through to Sunday afternoon.
Important Information before booking this course.
Students should be reasonably fit and prepared for six days on the hill including an overnight camp and a number of evening sessions.
The Mountain Leader scheme is designed for people who want to lead groups in the mountains, hills and moorlands of the UK and Ireland. 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!).
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. This course aims to deliver the key elements of the Mountain Leader Award Syllabus.
There will be a mix of classroom based theory sessions to introduce topics or skills supported by hill based practical sessions.
These Mountain Leader Award Training courses will be delivered over three weekends.
This course is for those who aspire to become independent Mountain Leaders, allowing them to lead people hillwalking in the mountains of Ireland and the UK in summer conditions.
Those attending should have a commitment to hill walking and logged experience (as per pre-requisites for training) demonstrating this over a period of no less than 12 months.
Bring any of your own personal outdoor clothing and kit such as, waterproof jacket and trousers, boots, fleece jacket, hat and gloves, harness and rack, flask, water bottle, mourne map (1:25,000), compass Silva type 4 or similar, camp kit: sleeping bag, stove, cookware, etc, and spare clothes (it’s best to bring plenty of lighter layers and avoid cotton if possible as it offers little heat and takes ages to dry out if wet or sweaty).
Please ensure you bring along a device which will allow you to ‘stopwatch’ your time.
Tollymore can supply most of the equipment you require for this course but as an aspirant ML it is assumed you will be fairly self-sufficient in terms of kit.
Mountain Leader Award Training Weekend course fee includes kit, equipment, in course transport, coaching, food and accommodation on the first two weekends and then camping including tent, etc on the last weekend.
Course accommodation will be in shared twin ensuite rooms. If you would prefer not to share a room, single occupancy may be available for an additional charge.