Mountain Leader Training Course

Mountain Leader course

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.

Night Navigation

To register you must:


Wicklow Mountain leader


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.

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