I’ve just returned from Snowdonia, where I spent the last week or so in the mountains training for my Mountain Leader qualification.
As I mentioned in a recent post about my 2018 goals, the Mountain Leader award is a nationally-recognised qualification that enables you to lead groups in the mountains of the UK. It is pretty much essential for anyone looking for a career in the outdoors.
If you’re thinking of doing it or just want to know a bit more, here is a rundown of what you might expect on the six-day training course. Due to multiple recommendations I chose Plas y Brenin in Snowdonia to do my course, but the scheme is run in locations all over the country. Although aspects of the course will vary depending on where you do it, the general curriculum and structure are the same. The syllabus covers the following eight areas: Read more