The Mountain Leader Academy

After your Mountain Leader Training you’ll be left to fend for yourself until your assessment. As the MTA say, ‘the onus is on you’.

Not anymore!

Join us for a taylor made route right through your Mountain Leader Award.

Mountain Leader Academy Scotland Expedition 2018
Mountain Leader Academy Scotland Expedition 2018

Mountain Leader Training Preparation

You need to have completed 20 ‘Quality Mountain Days’ to do your training in mountainous areas of Britain. We’ll prepare you for that, guide and help you gain the experience.

You’ll be so good at navigation before your training even begins, you’ll be able to focus on other things you may not have done previously.

Mountain Leader Assessment Preparation

After training you’ll start phase 2, gaining experience. With me, you’ll have the opportunity to assist on Navigation Workshops and work up to leading the group.

You’ll also gain experience coming on a led wild camp event that I run every month called Only The Brave and be given opportunities to present, teach and lead the group in activities.

Looking out over Keswick
Looking out over Keswick

You don’t just get me…

John Beamson runs Robustours, an events company focusing on adventure, mindset and accountability. We teamed up to create the Mountain Leader Academy a couple of years ago. With John, you’ll get loads of chances to assist on larger group walks and lots of long-distance (you’ll definitely be fit by the time you do your assessment) where your navigation skill will be put to the test as well as group management.

John also does things a little differently, like taking groups over Sharp Edge at midnight!

Throughout the year we organise events with other leaders for you to learn new skills like geology, scrambling up to grade 3 and abseiling.

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Being a Member of the Mountain Leader Academy

You are now part of a group of trainees who have access to training the whole year round and advice whenever you need it.

Wild Camping in the Snowdonia
Wild Camping in the Snowdonia

You’ll gain the experience to get your Gold NNAS Award in Navigation and when you’re ready you can do your assessment with an approved provider.

With the Mountain Leader Academy membership, you have 12 months access to ALL of the following:

  • Regular Navigation/Night Navigation Workshops – attend, assist or lead.
  • Group adventures – assist, plan and lead.
  • Focussed navigation training you would pay £xxxs for.
  • Reccies – help plan upcoming walks and expeditions.
  • Wild camps – come along and learn or assist on monthly events.
  • An accountability phone call every week – don’t take this lightly.

You’ll also be part of a messenger group with advice whenever you need it from fellow members and mentors.

We’ll send you regular emails about educational blogs and events that are being run.

Our goal of course is to get you amazing in all of the MTA Mountain Leader syllabus areas and help prepare you for your Mountain Leader Assessment:

  • Group management
  • Navigation
  • Access and the environment
  • Hazards (including steep ground and rivers) and emergency procedures
  • Equipment
  • Expedition skills
  • Weather
  • Background knowledge

We will do this AND MORE…

We will also give advice on running a business, getting work, using social media, setting up a website, we might even offer you a job when you qualify!

Price £500

Run by two experienced Mountain Leaders who run their own hiking events companies.

PLEASE NOTE: The Mountain Leader Training and Assessment are not included in the Mountain Leader Academy program, the cost of these is self-funded and we know the perfect people to do this with.

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