Mountain Leader Assessment in Snowdonia

Mountain Leader Assessment, North Wales

The Mountain Leader Assessment is largely practical with importance placed on prior logbook experience. At Freedom-Outdoors we understand that assessments can be daunting so we aim to put you at ease in order for you to perform at your best. We want to create a relaxed atmosphere where you feel comfortable to ask questions and learn some new skills too.

What should I expect from a Mountain Leader Assessment?

An example itinerary is outlined below but the weather will dictate to some extent the order in which aspects can be covered.

Day 1: We will begin by introducing the week then head out into the mountains with the focus being micro navigation, flora and fauna and weather interpretation.

Day 2: This will be a journey through mountainous terrain in which route finding, group management and emergency use of the rope will be assessed.

Days 3-5: During this time we will be out on expedition. We will travel through mountainous areas focussing on navigation (including bad visibility), group management, expedition skills, incidents in the mountains and water hazards.

There will be individual debriefs at the end of the week.

2020 Dates:

2nd-6th November (Due to the Welsh lock down this course cannot run but I have added two dates for later in the month).
10th-14th November
24th-28th November

2021 Dates:
15th-19th March
13th-17th April
24th-28th May
21st-25th June
11th-12th and 24th-26th September modular course.
1st-5th November

Pre-requisites for ML Assessment

– You must have attended a Mountain Leader training course (or have been granted exemption).
– You must be familiar with the syllabus.
– You must have logged a minimum of 40 Quality Mountain Days in three different regions of the UK and Ireland.
– You must hold a current first aide certificate, minimum 16 hours and relevant to your work as a Mountain Leader.
– You must have logged at least 8 nights camping, including at least 4 nights wild camping.



Accommodation can usually be arranged in a local mountaineering club hut for £10 /night. The hut is a beautiful little cottage with excellent kitchen facilities, heating, lounge with a log burning stove and a drying room.

Please contact Freedom Outdoors for more information on our Mountain Leader Assessment, North Wales, or to discuss your requirements and make a booking.

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Hi Lou Thanks very much for the photos, and for organising such a fab week. You and your great team of Rory and Geoff made what could have been a stressful week turn out to be great fun, and I've come home having learnt even more new things.
Rachel Lardner
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