Run by the Hollowford Centre at Castleton in the Peak District. This course looks at the practical skills and techniques required when leading groups hill walking and camping in the mountains of the UK and Ireland including aspects of navigation, group management,
supervision on steep ground, risk assessment and overnight expeditions. Consideration of the weather, the environment and other related topics are also covered.

Be prepared to be outdoors in adverse weather. There will be an overnight camp where you will need to carry a tent and food for 1 night and on a least 1 night we will look at night navigation.  Hence you should be fit enough to walk for 5 or 6 hours a day for 6 days.  You must be registered on the Mountain Leader scheme with Mountain Training prior to attending this course and have the required experience. See for further details and how to register.

Experience Required:

Mountain Training (MT) strictly requires that all students have registered with them for the Mountain Leader Award prior to commencing the course. It is a strict requirement that you have completed and logged in your DLOG a minimum of 20 quality mountain days, these can have taken place at any point (before or after you have registered). You will benefit most from the course if you have a good level of mountain walking experience, are physically fit and have experience of using a map and compass in the mountain environment.


£520.00 includes all accommodation and meals for the first 3 nights based at Hollowford.

You will need to provide your own evening meal on Wednesday when you are based in North Wales and your own lightweight camp food for the 2 day/1 night camping expedition on Thursday and Friday.

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