MOUNTAIN LEADER

TRAINING

summer mountain leader award training course in snowdonia

(Mountain Training Cymru Provider No. 10003

"What an incredible six days on the ML. Paul is the most conscientious and considerate trainer and coach. A real natural with everyone and able to create so many learning opportunities across a very varied group. Very positive, full of energy and knowledge throughout. I am truly inspired and would recommend Paul absolutely without hesitation."

Pete 2019

THE 

DETAILS

COURSE DATES

2020

28 March - 2 April

9-14 May

23-28 May

25-30 July

12-17 Sept

17-22 Oct

21-26 Nov

Split Course

30 Oct -1st Nov & 27-29 Nov

I can arrange bespoke dates if you are a group of min 4 wishing to do a training course.

COST

£350 per person 

(this is a non-residential course)

6 days

Ratio 1:6

HOW TO BOOK

It's simple!

Complete the online booking form and pay a deposit

 

Make sure you check out the terms and conditions on the Booking Page

Full payment details are on the booking form and you will receive confirmation of your booking, payment received in an auto reply and I will contact you shortly before the course with the final details

SHARE THE

MOUNTAINS

The Mountain Leader Award is one of the most highly sought after qualifications to lead people in the outdoors, it is specifically aimed at those who want to lead in the mountains of the UK. All you need is to be a committed mountain walker and have a desire and passion to share the mountains with others, it’s quite simply the best job in the World!

 

The mountains of the UK are remote, technical and exposed to harsh unpredictable weather. This makes them a hazardous place for novice walkers and the Mountain Leader is designed to help responsible leaders who wish to operate in mountainous terrain in summer conditions. A Mountain Leader course will develop your group management skills, the ability to navigate in all conditions, to deal with mountain hazards including steep ground and increase your awareness of environmental issues. There is an expedition element to the scheme. The Award is overseen by Mountain Training. For full details and how to register click here.

Take a look at this film on the award by the BMC.

WHAT WILL THE COURSE COVER?

The course will follow the Mountain Leader Syllabus over 6 days practically on the mountain, it will demonstrate how to operate as a competent and safe Mountain Leader, the week is supported by some presentations.

 

This is a sample programme and is subject to change based on weather

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...

DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?

You should be at least 18 years old

You should have at least a years worth of experience of mountain walking

You should have an interest in leading groups in the mountains

To undertake the Mountain Leader training course you will need to complete the following;

You must be registered on the Mountain Leader Award and have an account on Mountain Training’s Candidate Management System

You must have recorded a minimum of 20 Quality Mountain Days (ideally on DLOG) which can

have taken place at any point (pre- or post-registration)

You must be a member of a Mountaineering Council (the British Mountaineering Council, Mountaineering Council of Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland).

 

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 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?

All instruction by an approved Mountain Training provider and specialist equipment like ropes and helmets if required.

 

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

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 my 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

WHERE NEXT?

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ASSESSMENT

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