The Scotland MLA Weekend in May comes as part of the Mountain Leader Academy Membership but this year can be purchased independently.
We start with a comfortable night in a camping barn on the Friday night after a sociable evening meal in the local pub, this way there’s no pressure to arrive early but it’s recommended that you at least book Friday afternoon off work.
Saturday morning we’re out for a good hike up Merrick (and a couple of neighbours) to refresh on the navigation, group management and mountain hazards including some steep group work and a river crossing. After eating we may catch a sunset but then it’s time for some night navigation before a wild camp by the loch. We’ll discuss kit, weather and environmental subjects.
Along the way we’ll discuss some things that are not covered in the Mountain Leader syllabus such as running a business, getting work and lots of other things you only get with experience.
Sunday morning will take us back to civilisation via some route planning and micro-navigation by you guys.
You will be tested to your limit just like on assessment. You’ll be knackered, you’re brain might hurt, you may be soaking wet. You WILL fail and you WILL succeed. In all, you’ll have a great adventure and an insight into what it’s like to be a Mountain Leader.
We’ll discuss the weekend, and your future, over a meal in the local coffee shop on the way home.
Date: 29th-31st May 2020
Location: Galloway Forest Park
Price: £200 pp
Includes accommodation and meals
Run by two experienced Mountain Leaders who run their own companies.
Why not get full MLA membership for a VERY special price this year? This includes the weekend expedition and 12 months access to membership services. Full details…
PLEASE NOTE: This weekend is a refresh of your MTA approved Mountain Leader Training in preparation for your assessment.
Grade – Challenging
Ascent – 1000m (3000ft) ish
Distance – 16km (10 miles) ish
Time – 2 nights, 2 days
Start Point: Dumfries & Galloway.
Visability: We’ll see, closer to the time.
YOU’RE IN SAFE HANDS: I am a qualified Mountain Leader with appropriate insurance and a Rescue & Emergency Care First Aid certificate. I hold a NNAS Navigation Gold Award and I’m also an approved NNAS Instructor. With nearly 30 years wild camping experience, taking you out on an expedition is like you’re sleeping in my spare room at home.