Mountain Leader Award

ML Training Dates

Split Weekend starting Friday 4th, 5th and 6th October 2013 in the Peak District and Friday 11th, 12th and 3th October 2013 - expedition in North Wales

Assessment Dates
Wednesday 23rd October – Sunday 27th October 2013

Split weekend Sat 2 and 3 November 2013 in the Peak District and Friday 8th – Sunday 10th November North Wales 


. The Training courses run over 6 days, either consecutive days or over two or more weekends and evenings. Our training course starts off in the Peak District and culminates with a 3 day expedition in either North Wales or the Lakes, running at most times of the year.


Assessments courses are normally 5 or 6 day long and you will need to have a current valid first aid certificate before presenting yourself for assessment. Please see the Assessment page for more details.

To register, please contact:

Mountain Leader Training England, Siabod Cottage, Capel Curig, Conwy, LL24 0ET

Tel: +44 (0)1690 720314

Fax: +44 (0)1690 720248



A brief outline of the Training Course

  • Day 1 Introductions/clothing and equipment talk
  • Day 2 Low level walk in Peak District, navigation and leadership; mountain weather talk
  • Day 3 High level walk/security on steep ground; access and conservation lecture; mountain hazards and emergency procedures
  • Day 4 Using a rope, river crossing; expedition planning
  • Day 5 Prepare for expedition; depart on expedition
  • Day 6 Expedition continues
  • Day 7 Return from expedition; Individual reviews; course conclusion outline

A brief outline of the Assessment Course

  • Day 1 Arrival by 17:30pm, Introduction, programme discussion, Scenario Paper
  • Day 2 Mountain walk over difficult terrain, group supervision, party leadership
  • Day 3 Technical Day, Emergency procedures and mountain hazards
  • Day 4 Depart on Expedition, Navigation in limited visability
  • Day 5 Expedition continues
  • Day 6 Expedition completed, Assessors debrief, Directors overview, Results, Depart by late afternoon

ML Assessment course details

£375 or £275 non-residential

ML Training Course cost £385 Residential (at the Cheshire Cheese Inn, Edale Road, Hope ) Residential cost includes full board and excellent ensuite accommodation  at the Cheshire Cheese Inn