"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."
28 March - 2 April
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.
£350 per person
(this is a non-residential course)
HOW TO BOOK
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
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)
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.
All instruction by an approved Mountain Training provider and specialist equipment like ropes and helmets if required.
WHAT"S NOT INCLUDED
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.
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 email@example.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.
ST CURIGS CHURCH
GUEST HOUSE / INN
GWESTY PLAS COCH
TYN Y COED