The Mountain Leader scheme is designed for people who want to introduce and lead people in the mountains, hills and upland areas of the UK and Ireland. The scheme began in the 1960s and today Mountain Leaders operate the length and breadth of the country. The award offers the opportunity to learn best practice and prove competence in mountain leadership and is recognised by private companies, local authorities, the Health and Safety executive and the Adventure Activities Licensing Service as the appropriate qualification for those leading walking groups in the UK mountains. For a definition of ‘mountainous’ terrain and specific geographical areas see Appendix 1 of the Mountain Leader handbook (link below).
The scheme is open to all hillwalkers who are at least eighteen years of age and interested in leading in the mountains.
Further information about the Mountain Leader scheme can be found here.
HILL AND MOORLAND LEADER
The Hill and Moorland Leader scheme is designed for those leading hillwalkers in non-mountainous, upland areas of the UK and Ireland and looks at the leadership skills required to confidently lead walking groups in such areas. The Hill and Moorland Leader is a nationally recognised qualification and is administered by Mountain Training. The award is particularly relevant to teachers, scout leaders and those involved in supervising Duke of Edinburgh expeditions for young people in upland areas of the UK.
The scheme is open to all hillwalkers who are at least eighteen years of age and interested in leading in the hills.
Further information about the Hill and Moorland Leader scheme can be found here.
Phil offers both these courses through his association as a key Course Director for Adventure Unlimited. Details and booking can be found here. If you choose to book please mention ‘Phil Baker’ in the process.