Summer Mountain Leader Training

From: £450.00

Mountain Training Scotland provider Richard Bentley runs this course in conjunction with Active Outdoor Pursuits – based and run at our base (Cairngorms Adventure Centre, Craigower Lodge, Golf Course Road, Newtonmore).

Accommodation

Course Accommodation (Self Catered Shared Dorm Room)

Summer Mountain Leader – Training Course

The Summer Mountain Leader Award (SML) training is a 6 day course including a wild camp night.  All 6 days must be completed in order to successfully pass the training course.  Before booking on the SML Training course please ensure you have read and met the pre-requisites contained in the Mountain Leader Award Handbook which you can download from the Mountain Training website at time of registering.  It is your responsibility to ensure you have logged the required days before booking on for the training course.

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

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You should have at least a year’s worth of experience of mountain walking
  • You should have an interest in leading groups in the mountains
  • You must be a member of a mountaineering council: BMC, Mountaineering Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland (you can join one when you register if you’re not already a member) – find out why
  • You must be registered on the scheme
  • 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)

What do you need to bring?

As a trainee working towards your Summer Mountain Leader Award it would expected for you to bring your own equipment.  The course instructor will check that the equipment you bring is appropriate.

We do not cover personal registration fees or membership fees which need to be done prior to the course through Mountain Training.

Accommodation

Self catered accommodation is available at Cairngorms Adventure Centre.

Mountain Training Scotland provider Richard Bentley runs this course in conjunction with Active Outdoor Pursuits – based and run at our base (Cairngorms Adventure Centre, Craigower Lodge, Golf Course Road, Newtonmore).

If you are interested in becoming an Outdoor Instructor, then why not take a look at our Outdoor Instructor Training Courses?

Take a look at the Mountain training webpage for the Summer Mountain Leader where you can find out lots more information.

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