Mountain Leader & Rock Climbing Instructor Course

with YMCA Lakeside

newspaper Activity Instructor Climbing Climbing Course
locationUnited Kingdom,
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salary Training Course
training providedTraining provided

You'll find YMCA Lakeside hidden with 400 acres of private woodland in the Unesco World Heritage Lake District National Park. Set against the sparkling waters of Lake Windermere, we've been a centre of excellence in outdoor learning for over 60 years. In that time we've helped more than a million children and young people to explore the outdoors, challenge themselves and build a better future.

With over 50 water and land-based outdoor activities, we are one of the largest and most established Outdoor Education Centres in Europe. We work with schools, youth groups, families and even offer corporate and professional development programmes.

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typical day A Typical Day on this Course

The Mountain Leader Award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to lead hillwalking groups in summer conditions on mountainous routes not requiring the planned use of a rope.

ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

You must have completed the training course or have gained exemption from MTE
• Hold a valid Adult 16-hour course first-aid certificate. Please bring the original
with you to the course.
• Minimum age of 18 years.
• Be registered with Mountain Training for the Mountain Leader Scheme
• You must have completed a minimum of 40 quality mountain days in a minimum
of 3 different areas in the UK recorded in your DLOG on the MT CMS system

You will be expected to be appropriately equipped as a group leader at all times, however, safety ropes and group shelters can be provided by the centre. Please remember to bring your first aid certificate original with you. Please arrange to have the following maps during the course.

1:50,000 OS map, sheet 90, Penrith & Keswick, and

1: 40,000 English Lakes Harvey’, and
1:25,000 OS Explorer (formerly outdoor leisure OL6), Sheet 6, The English Lakes – SW area

our offer What we can offer you

The Mountain Leader award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to lead others on walks in the lowlands, hills and mountains of the UK and Ireland.


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