On October 1st 2014 I have completed Mountain Leader Training.

ML Training was  competent in the following key areas, all of which  covered, to a greater or lesser extent, during my  six day training course.

  • Group management
  • Navigation
  • Access and the environment
  • Hazards (including steep ground and rivers) and emergency procedures
  • Equipment
  • Expedition skills
  • Weather
  • Background knowledge

The Mountain Leader Award (ML) was established to promote the safe enjoyment of the hills and mountains. The scheme provides training and assessment in the technical and group management skills required by those who wish to lead groups in the mountains, hills and moorlands of the United Kingdom and Ireland, under summer conditions. It integrates experience, training and assessment in a variety of testing conditions in mountainous country.