YMCA Lakeside Mountain leader and Rock Climbing instructor Courses

YMCA Lakeside Mountain Leader and Rock Climbing Instructor Courses

The Mountain Leader Award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to lead hillwalking groups in summer conditions on mountainous routes not requiring the planned use of a rope. If you love the outdoors and want to take your passion one step further to enable you to share your enthusiasm with others, then this is the course for you!

Director of Training and Assessment Mike Margeson


ML Assessment – TBC

RCI Instructor Training (Formally SPA)- TBC

RC Instructor Assessment (Formally SPA) TBC

You must have completed the training course or have gained exemption from MTE

  • Hold a valid Adult 16 hour course first aid certificate. Please bring the original with you to the course.
  • Minimum age of 18 years.
  • Be registered with Mountain Training for the Mountain Leader Scheme
  • You must have completed a minimum of 40 quality mountain days in a minimum of 3 different areas in the UK recorded in your DLOG on the MT CMS system.

For any MT Mountain Training enquiries, please contact MT direct at the details below:
Email: info@mountain-training.org
Telephone: 01690 720 272
Website: www.mountain-training.org

Award pathway – click to view infographics

You will be expected to be appropriately equipped as a group leader at all times, however, safety ropes and group shelters can be provided by the centre. Please remember to bring your first aid certificate original with you. Please arrange to have the following maps during the course.

1:50,000 OS map, sheet 90, Penrith & Keswick, and 1: 40,000 English Lakes Harvey, and 1:25,000 OS Explorer (formerly outdoor leisure OL6), Sheet 6, The English Lakes – SW area

If you have any questions or would like to receive a booking form, please contact us. Email lakesidehso@fyldecoastymca.org or call us on 01539 539000