Mountain Leader 


The Mountain Leader qualification is designed for people who want to lead groups in the mountains, hills and moorlands of the UK and Ireland. If you love being out in the mountains and want to share your enthusiasm with others, become a Mountain Leader and you’ll never look back (unless you’re checking your group’s still there!).

Mountain Leaders operate the length and breadth of the country with all sorts of groups of people; from scouts and schoolchildren to outdoor instructors and OAPs. The qualification is what you make it and there are countless opportunities for passionate Mountain Leaders.


Since passing our assessment in 2002, we have steadily worked hard through the higher qualifications, and have progressed to become an approved course provider for the Mountain Leader qualification. We really appreciate what is involved in preparation for training and assessments.

 Having explored the UK mountains summer and winter, and a number of countries worldwide, we're still active and passionate about the mountains. We have course directed Mountain Leader training and assessments for a number of years, and really enjoy seeing candidates learn and develop. Sharing our enthusiasm and experience in a relaxed,friendly learning environment that draws the best from us all, is what our courses, both training and assessment are about.

The infographic below shows where the Mountain Leader sits on the Mountain Training qualification pathway:​



















We typically run courses in the Southern Lake District not too far from Kendal, but can deliver in alternative areas. We know North Wales very well too.

We have set dates or can arrange bespoke dates for groups of 4 or more.

Our course dates, with all details including location and costs can be found at the link below:

First Aid

All candidates at assessment will require a 16 hour first aid certificate. This will need to be revalidated every 3 years to ensure currency and to keep your award valid. Please click on the link below for our recommended provider.