All Courses Approved
by Mountain Leader Training Scotland
Mountain Leader Award
This is likely to be one of the most educational mountain training courses
you will ever experience. The award was set up in 1964 and since then the syllabus
has developed to meet the needs and challenges of the modern day mountain leader.
Our course runs over six consecutive days, and includes a combined day and
evening training programme.
The course has well-developed training materials and resources and all candidates
have access to those resources during the course and via our own climbmts members’ log
in site. The course resources we provide are unique to climbmts course candidates.
For an overview of a typical ML training week please click the skill feature
tab below. In particular it contains an article by Simon Ingram, deputy editor
of Trail Magazine and ML candidate.
The scheme syllabus is located in the candidate logbook.
To access the training course you must first register with one of the home
You will receive a unique candidate reference number, registration date and
scheme logbook. Once you have this information and the relevant mountain walking
experience, which is a minimum of 20 quality mountain days, we can process
your booking for the training course.
The main training topics are: Group
management and responsibilities of the group leader Navigation Access
and the environment Hazards
and emergency procedures Equipment Expedition
skills Weather Background
Course ratio 1-6
If you need further assistance please call our bookings team on 07917 866 304
The training course alone is not a qualification.
This award is competence based, therefore
an assessment phase is required to pass and
attain certification / qualification of the
Summer Mountain Leader Award.
At climbmts the assessment course will last
5 consecutive days. The scheme syllabus is
located in your candidate logbook. The key
assessment topics are as above. The ML award
qualifies the leader to lead mountain walks
anywhere within the UK.
Course ratio 1-4
Aberfeldy, North Perthshire, Scotland. This
stunning location has access to well over 30
Munros in the immediate area. Our local village
of Aberfeldy is surrounded by hills and forests
and is well serviced with excellent amenities
and transport services. Aberfeldy is truly
the adventure capital of Scotland.
If you need further
assistance please call our bookings team on
07917 866 304
ML reassessment dates are tailored to suit
the assessor and candidate availability.
Additional considerations are the prescribed
conditions and technical areas the candidate
deferment report lists. Please note;
technical reassessments will take
a minimum of 4 to 5 hours, sometimes
this might take longer
must ensure their logbook is fully
up-to-date and all appropriate
paperwork is visible
must ensure they hold a valid first
aid certificate at point of reassessment
and present original certificate
of candidate logbook deferments
have a set administration cost
classification of technical or
combined log book deferments
have a set reassessment cost
are conducted mainly on a 1-1
will take place in Aberfeldy and
the surrounding area.