Multi Pitch Award Training
If you are already a qualified Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) and are interested in leading clients on Multi Pitch routes, within a clearly defined remit, then the Multi Pitch Award (MPA) Training might be suitable for you.
I provide the MPA course on behalf of the Mountain Training Board Ireland and it is run in accordance with their syllabus and guidelines.
What do I have to do to register?
Among other things, those wishing to register to take the Multipitch Award Training should:
• Have you a minimum of 1 year’s rock climbing experience post RCI/SPA?
• Are you an active climber • Have you led at least 15 multi pitch routes at a minimum severe grade and with logged evidence of climbing harder routes where the protection is leader placed?
• Have you been involved as an instructor on a minimum of 10 climbing sessions post RCI/SPA
What does the Multipitch Award Training Look like?
MPA training courses are held over a minimum of 2 days (20 hours) and include evening sessions.
Courses can comprise of a mixture of indoor lectures/discussions and outdoor practical sessions.
Topics covered on the MPA training syllabus will include:
Creating multi-pitch belays,
Effective stance management,
The multi-pitch environment among others.
The ratio for MPA training is a maximum of one instructor to 2 candidates
A link to the full syllabus can be found here: Multipitch Award
Ratio: Min: 2:1
(Larger groups can be catered for)
Cost: €250 euro per person
The Mulitpitch Award Training Course can run at many different venues around Ireland: Dalkey, Wicklow, Kerry, The Mournes, The Burren.
15th/16th May – Wicklow – (2 spaces)
To make a booking, enquiry or to discuss the award further please contact me to discuss on firstname.lastname@example.org