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									 MOUNTAIN LEADER AWARD ASSESSMENT COURSE                                                                        **IMPORTANT**
The Assessment Course Covers:
                                                                                             Please read the section overleaf regarding cancellation, or non-
The syllabus of the Mountain Leader Award, as laid down by Mountain Leader
Training England (MLTE) or one of the other home nation training boards, of Wales,
Scotland or Northern Island.
                                                                                             MLTE HAS NOTED THAT TOO MANY CANDIDATES ARE COMING ON
The Assessment format will be (subject to changes due to weather etc):                       COURSES WITHOUT THE REQUIRED EXPERIENCE IN THEIR LOGS,
Prior to attending: a written home test paper.                                               WITHOUT READING THE SYLLABUS AND REQUIREMENTS AND WITH
Day 1: Navigation, weather plus an evening written exercise.                                 POOR OR EVEN BLANK LOGBOOKS. If you attend without the required
Day 2: Security on steep ground and use of rope, leadership, evening review of               experience and logbook, you will be asked to leave, and no refund will
written work.                                                                                be given. Please either enquire if you are unsure about your experience or
Day 3 – 5: Expedition, covering navigation; steep ground; camp craft; leadership;            logbook, or apply when you do have enough experience.
night and poor visibility navigation; and anything that needs to be revisited from
earlier in the week. Full de-brief and return to base.                                       You will be required to walk, scramble, navigate and use ropes on
                                                                                             exposed and dangerous terrain. The overnight camps are in remote
The Course is Run by:                                                                        terrain, includes a night navigation exercise and you may experience
Keith Fleming of Mountain Activities Ltd, a course provider for the Walking Group            extreme weather. If you feel unhappy about any of this, please DO NOT join
Leader, Mountain Walking Leader and Single Pitch Awards. Keith holds the                     the course. Please ask for more information if you require it. Mountain
Mountain Instructor‟s Certificate, International Mountain Leader Award, is technical         Activities will not accept liability for accidents/injuries in such terrain unless
advisor for a number of local authorities and activity centres and has been an MLTE          CLEARLY due to staff negligence.
course director for over 12 years.
The Course Fee Includes:                                                                     If you wish to join this course please return an application form with the
    Self-catered bunkhouse accommodation (not an hotel).                                    relevant deposit. The applicant will need to pay the balance 4 weeks prior to
    All course tutoring and administration.                                                 attendance. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. On
                                                                                             receipt of your application, full course details will be sent from Mountain
The Course Fee Does Not Include:                                                             Activities.
    Registration with MLTE, or reference books related to the course.
    Any food                                                                                Please See the Website for latest Course Dates and
    Provision of any personal equipment.
    Transport to, from and during the course.
To attend this Training Course you must meet the minimum requirements as                      To obtain an application form, please contact Mountain Activities via email,
set by the MLTE (or other home nation training board):                                                                      phone or post:
     Have registered with MLTE, or other home nation board, and done the                       Mountain Activities, Quince Tree Cottage, Green Lane,
                                                                                                        South Chailey, East Sussex BN8 4BT
     Have completed a training course or gained exemption from training.
     Have completed your logbook in legible manner showing at least 40 clearly                                       Tel: 01273 400415
        identifiable quality days combining both personal and supervisory experience. In                            Mobile: 07710 345322
        order to get 40 quality days, it is inevitable that you will have MORE THAN 40
        entries in your log.                                                                               Email:
       Have a current First Aid Certificate (min 16 hours & assessed).
                                                                                             PLEASE REMEMBER: You must register for the Summer ML award.
       Ensured the personal profile is completed in your logbook. Have completed either a
        Mountain Leader training course OR gained exemption from training from MLTE or       You must also fulfil the minimum requirements for attending the
        one of the other boards.                                                             course, as laid down by MLTE. You can contact MLTE at: Siabod
       Have a current First Aid Certificate (min 16 hours & assessed).                      cottage, Capel Curig, Conwy LL24 OET, tel. 01690 720 314 or see
                                                                                    for more details.
           Mountain Leader Training England Courses
              A non-returnable deposit is required at the time booking, and the balance is due on the date stated on the booking form.
              If you cancel within 4 weeks of the start of a course, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the full course fee of £299.00, unless
               you find a suitable replacement paying the full amount due.
              On courses marked “tuition fee only” candidates are expected to pay their own accommodation costs.
              On courses marked “self catered”, candidates are expected to pay their own or catering costs.
              Sometimes Mountain Activities staff or others may offer lifts to candidates in their own cars, either to/from or during a course.
               These arrangements are nothing to do with Mountain Activities Limited, and as such are offered on a goodwill basis. No right to                   WWW.MOUNTAIN-ACTIVITIES.CO.UK
               travel is intended or implied. They are non-commercial arrangements, and any payments are made solely on a cost-sharing
               basis. No liability is implied or accepted by the Mountain Activities for any loss or damage experienced by a candidate in such

               It is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain (from the MLTE), read and fulfil the requirements for attendance on any course.       MOUNTAIN LEADER AWARD
               The course director reserves the right to terminate the course for anyone who does not fulfil these pre-requirements, or to
               refuse to endorse a candidate‟s logbook, even if they do attend. No refund will be made if this occurs.
              The right to alter or cancel a course is reserved. If Mountain Activities Limited cancel a course prior to commencement and
               through no fault of the participant then refunds will be given in full. No liability for consequential loss is accepted.
                                                          Booking Information
               Details of start and finish times are supplied prior to attending, along with an outline programme, accommodation details and
                any kit requirements as appropriate.
               Candidates are advised to insure themselves against cancellation or curtailment, personal injury and loss or damage to
                personal effects and equipment. Mountain Activities Limited cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage to personal
                effects/equipment, howsoever caused.
               It is essential that you fill out the Mountain Activities Medical Form (supplied after booking) prior to attending. Mountain
                Activities Limited cannot accept any liability for any loss or injury caused by a medical condition that was not disclosed.
                                                                                                                                                                         (MLTE formally MLTB)
                Disclosure of a medical problem will not necessarily preclude you from attending.
                                                                                                                                                                       The National Governing Body
                                                            Tuition and Safety                                                                                              See
              Mountain Activities is an approved a MLTE centre (no. 139), for SPA, WGL & summer ML. Course Directors are approved by
               Mountain Leader Training England, and are very experienced course directors.
              All other instructors will be qualified to the standard required by MLTE and will also be very experienced.
              Although MLTE sets the syllabus for each course, the exact programme will vary depending on the weather, experience of the
               candidates, location etc. However, an outline programme will be provided prior to attending.
              Safety is of paramount importance. Therefore, candidates are expected to agree to act on any requests that staff consider
               necessary. Mountain Activities Limited reserves the right to terminate a course immediately for any person who refuses to act
               on the advice of course tutors.
              Keith Fleming / Mountain Activities Limited are insured for public, professional and employers liability for £5 million.

The following statement has been adapted from the British Mountaineering Council Participation Statement, and whilst may seem a little
„heavy‟, it is important to include it.
                                                                                                                                                           This course is aimed at persons wishing to lead
  “Climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities that can carry the risk of serious injury or death, and by booking the                       groups and individuals, in remote and mountainous
candidate acknowledges and accepts these risks. The candidate must take full responsibility for their own actions and                                    country, in summer conditions, in the UK. Mountain
involvement, and cannot hold Keith Fleming, Mountain Activities Limited, or any other staff responsible for loss or injury during
the course, unless proven to be due to their negligence”
                                                                                                                                                         Leader Training England operates the scheme, and it
                                                                                                                                                                       is nationally recognised.
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               Quince Tree Cottage, Green Lane,                                            Mobile: +44 (0)7710 345322
               South Chailey, East Sussex,                                                 Email:
               BN8 4BT, UK.                                                                Web:

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