MOUNTAIN LEADER

ASSESSMENT

summer mountain leader award assessment course in snowdonia

Ideal for those who want to take responsibility for others and share their passion for the mountains of the UK. You would have attended a Mountain Leader Training Course, spent some time practicing your skills in the mountains and now this is the last step to becoming a Mountain Leader.

THE 

DETAILS

COURSE DATES

2019

30 Nov-4 Dec

2020

6-10 April

13-17 April

25-29 May

3-7 Aug

17-21 Aug

24-28 Oct

14-18 Nov

5-9 Dec

Split Course

15-16 Aug & 28-30 Aug

I can arrange bespoke dates if you are a group of min 3 wishing to do an assessment course.

COST

2019 £340 / 2020 £350 per person 

(this is a non-residential course)

5 days

Ratio 1:4

(Mountain Training Cymru Provider No. 10003)

HOW TO BOOK

It's simple!

Complete the online booking form and pay a deposit

 

Make sure you check out the terms and conditions

Full payment details are on the booking form

You will receive confirmation of your booking, payment received and final details.

What will my assessment look like?

 

This is a 5 day course spent in the mountains each day, looking at all aspects of the Mountain Training Syllabus including navigation, mountain hazards, how to keep people safe, weather and your general knowledge about the hills. As with all assessments they should be an enjoyable experience set in a relaxed atmosphere that allows you to perform at your best and hopefully learn some new skills too!

 

This is a mountain leading qualification and we will aim to spend every day in the mountain areas and helpfully summit a few peaks too! Below is a sample programme and is subject to change based on weather.

EXPERIENCE

 

During the period between training and assessment, candidates are expected to gain personal experience in mountain areas. This should preferably include some practise in leading parties in easy hill country. Working under the guidance of a suitably experienced leader in more difficult terrain is also recommended. Every opportunity should be taken to practise the skills learned during training.

Before you book onto a Mountain Leader assessment, make sure you have done the following: 

PRE-REQUISITES CHECKLIST

 

Before you arrive please ensure you have done the following...

 

You must have attended a Mountain Leader training course (or have been granted exemption)

 

You must be familiar with the syllabus

 

You must have logged a minimum of 40 Quality Mountain Days in THREE different regions of the UK and Ireland

 

You must hold a current first aid certificate, minimum 16 hours and relevant to your work as a Mountain Leader

 

You must have logged at least 8 nights camping, including at least 4 nights wild camping

 

 

LOGBOOK

Please remember to update your digital logbook prior to the start of the course

WHERE DO WE MEET?

We will normally meet you in Capel Curig at 0900, we will confirm the time and place when you reserve your place.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Assessment by an approved Mountain Training provider.

 

WHAT"S NOT INCLUDED

Accommodation

Food

Personal Insurance

Personal equipment

 

BOOKING

You will need to complete a booking form and pay a deposit of £160 at the time of booking. Full payment will need to be made 30 days before the start of the course.

OTHER QUESTIONS

If you have other questions that you haven’t been able to find the answer to on my website, then just drop me a line at ppmountaineering@me.com

WHERE CAN I STAY?

There is a full range of accommodation options in Snowdonia to suit every budget and taste. The ones suggested below operate independently from Paul Poole Mountaineering.

HOSTELS

PLAS CURIG

snowdoniahostel.co.uk

01690720225

ST CURIGS CHURCH

stcurigschurch.com

07980 619139

 

GUEST HOUSE / INN

GWESTY PLAS COCH

plascochsnowdonia.co.uk

01286 872122

TYN Y COED 

tyn-y-coed.co.uk

01690 720331

 

CAMPSITES

GWERN GOF ISAF

gwerngofisaf.co.uk

01690 720276

 

GWERN GOF UCHAF

tryfanwales.co.uk

01690 720294

 

BRYN TYRCH FARM

heartofsnowdonia.co.uk

01690 720414 

DOLGAM 

dolgam-snowdonia.co.uk

01690 720228

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...

DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?

To undertake the Mountain Leader Assessment course you will need to fulfill the following

  • You must have attended a Mountain Leader Training course (or have been granted exemption)

  • You must be familiar with the syllabus

  • You must have logged a minimum of 40 Quality Mountain Days in three different regions of the UK and Ireland (ideally identified on the Digital Logbook)

  • You must hold a current first aid certificate, minimum 16 hours and relevant to your work as a Mountain Leader

  • You must have logged at least 8 nights camping, including at least 4 nights wild camping

 

WHO WILL RUN MY COURSE?

All courses are run by myself, occasionally if I have to use another Instructor then I will inform you of that. I don’t use instructors unknown to me or who aren’t close friends. The small team that I use are equally as qualified, experienced and keen to share their enthusiasm of the mountains in a relaxed and safe manner.

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

You should ensure you are appropriately equipped to spend a week in the mountains. I will send you a detailed kit list when you confirm your place. 

WHERE NEXT?

Mountain Leader Training courses in Snowdonia

TRAINING

Mountain Leader Training courses in Snowdonia

Mountain Leader Refresher Days with Paul Poole

REFRESHER DAYS

Mountain Leader Refresher Days based in North Wales

Mountain Leader Reassessments with Paul Poole

SCOTTISH WINTER

Winter walking course based in Cairngorm National Park

QUESTIONS

Still have a question? Check out the most common FAQ's here or please do CONTACT ME

CONDITIONS OF BOOKING

Ensure you have a read of our Conditions of Booking before you book your place 

WHATS NEW?

Find out what's been happening on the hill this week as well as any last minute availabilty

LLANBERIS, SNOWDONIA

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