Who is the Mountain Leader Course for?
The Mountain Leader (ML) Award is for those who wish to lead others in the mountains and hills of Ireland and the UK.
It is designed to promote the safe enjoyment of the mountains and provides instruction in the skills required for those who wish to lead groups.
Rock climbing and leading groups in winter (Snow/Ice) conditions are not covered by the ML.
To register you must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be a current member of one of the three Mountaineering Councils: Mountaineering Ireland, the British Mountaineering Council or Mountaineering Scotland.
- Have passed the Mountain Skills Assessment
The course runs over 5 days but can be split into two chunks and completed over a number of weeks.
- ML1: 3 days, including at least one evening of night navigation
- ML2: 2 days, including an overnight wild camp
The course costs €400 per person.
(ML1 €200) (ML2 €180)
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss any aspect of this post or other skills or awards.