Mountain Training UK Award Refresher Courses
For those working towards either the Hill and Moorland Leader Award, or the summer Mountain Leader Award there is an interim period between the training course and the final assessment. During this consolidation period it is essential to gain as much further experience as possible to make sure you are up to speed on every aspect of the syllabus.
We offer refresher courses that are aimed at people who are working through this consolidation process and want to refresh their skills. At the end of the course we'll give you a full debrief, highlighting how close we think you are to going for assessment, and what you need to do in the meantime to prepare for it. Our instructor on these refresher courses is Graham Uney, who has more than 20 years' experience of working as a Mountain Leader in all areas of the country.
We offer a one-day refresher course for those working towards the Hill and Moorland Leader Award, and a two-day refresher (including a wild camp) for those heading towards their summer Mountain Leader assessment.
HILL AND MOORLAND LEADER REFRESHER – WHAT'S COVERED?
These one-day courses take place in either the Howgill Fells or the Northern Yorkshire Dales. They are practical days, and can be tailored to the needs of the course participants. Typically, the days start with a brief indoor session to identify learning objectives for each individual. We then head out on to the hill to cover as much of the syllabus as is practical. Topics from the syllabus we usually focus on include navigation, hazards and emergencies, and group management.
2017 Course dates and locations
21 April; Howgill Fells, Cumbria
21 May; Nine Standards Rigg, Cumbria
25 June; High Cup Nick and Backstone Edge, North Pennines
27 August; Whernside, Yorkshire Dales
These courses costs £70 per person, with a minimum of two people on each course, and a maximum of six
MOUNTAIN LEADER REFRESHER – WHAT'S COVERED?
These two-day courses take place in the Far Eastern Fells of the Lake District. On day one we start with an indoor session during which we identify the learning outcomes for each individual. We then have a morning session covering steep ground and ropework for the mountain leader. After lunch we shoulder our packs and head out for an overnight wild camp in the High Street range of mountains. We typically cover micro-navigation, hazards and emergency procedures, wild camping and group equipment, night navigation, and group leadership. On day two we return to the valley for an in-depth debrief over a cup of coffee.
2017 Course dates
These courses costs £180 per person, with a minimum of two people on each course, and a maximum of six
How do I join either of these refresher courses?
You must already be registered for either the Hill and Moorland Leader Award, or the summer Mountain Leader Award, and have undergone the training course. Then simply contact us to book!Booking is essential on all our Hill and Moorland Leader and Mountain Leader refresher courses. Contact us by
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call now on 01931 713351