Hampshire Mountain Centre

Adult Training Courses

These courses are regularly delivered during the Easter and October half terms every year.

Mountain Training UK (formerly MLTUK) qualifications are nationally recognised and hold a very good reputation. They are a necessary prerequisite for those wishing to lead groups of young people in the hills.

Prerequisites

Registration with Mountain Training England
Course participants are required to register with the MTE separately, prior to attending training. Registration is not included in the course costs. Further details are available from Mountain Training England
  • Walking experience
    The ML and HML courses are for experienced walkers who are becoming competent in walking and navigating in mixed terrain within uncultivated upland, moorland and / or mountain areas. At least 20 quality days walking in appropriate terrain are expected to be logged prior to attending training.
    Outdoor Education Service provides suitable introductory activities for less experienced walkers

The mountains of the UK are remote, technical and exposed to harsh and unpredictable weather. This makes them hazardous places for novice walkers, and the ML is designed to help responsible leaders who wish to operate in mountainous terrain in summer conditions.

The ML course helps to develop your group management skills, your ability to navigate in all conditions and to deal with mountain hazards (including steep ground).

The course includes one night of lightweight high level camping.

 

Mountain Leader Training: 24 – 31 October 2014

Duration: 7 days Cost: £475 Inclusive of Instruction /Accommodation/ Food/ transport from Winchester

This course is based at Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre near Brecon. The first half of the course is delivered in the Brecon Beacons, with the expedition taking place in larger rockier mountains of North Wales.

This is a fully catered course including accommodation available from the Friday evening (24 October 2014.) prior to the course through to the Friday of departure (31October 2014). Transport may be available up from Winchester in Hampshire, leaving on the Friday afternoon and returning around midday the following Friday.

For further details on this course or to make a booking please contact the Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre on 01874 622914 or email: mountaincentre@hants.gov.uk

 

Candidates spend five days in small groups with an experienced leader or assessor looking at all aspects of the syllabus. Successful candidates will be able to work with young people in the hills, including steep and rocky terrain.

For experienced hill walkers who have either been exempted from doing their training course by the MTE or have completed their log book experience after completing their training course.

Candidates must have a current appropriate First Aid certification.
The course includes two nights of lightweight high level camping.

 

Mountain Leader Assessment: 24 – 30 October 2014

Duration 5 days Cost: £475 Inclusive of Instruction /Accommodation/ Food/ transport from Winchester

This course is run by the Hampshire Outdoor Centres, based from our Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre near Brecon. The first half of the course is delivered in the Brecon Beacons, with the expedition taking place in larger rockier mountains of North Wales.

This is a fully catered course including accommodation available from the Friday evening (25 October 2014) prior to the course through to the Thursday of departure (30 October 2014). Transport may be available up from Winchester in Hampshire leaving on the Friday afternoon and returning around midday the following Friday (with ML training course).

For further details on this course or to make a booking please contact the Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre on 01874 622914 or email: mountaincentre@hants.gov.uk

 

For leaders of walking groups in summer conditions in non-mountainous hilly terrain, know variously as upland, moor, bog, hill, fell or down. Such areas are often subject to harsh weather conditions, requiring an element of self-sufficiency, and this scheme will help you to develop the necessary skills and experience.

 

Hill and Moorland Leader Training: 24 – 27 October 2014

Duration: 3 days Cost: £275 Inclusive of Instruction /Accommodation/ Food/ transport from Winchester.

This course is run by the Hampshire Outdoor Centres, based from our Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre near Brecon.

This is a fully catered course including accommodation available from the Friday evening prior to the course, through to the Monday of departure. Transport may be available up from Winchester in Hampshire leaving on the Friday afternoon and returning early evening the following Monday.

For further details on this course or to make a booking please contact the Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre on 01874 622914 or email: mountaincentre@hants.gov.uk

 

Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment: 24 – 27 October 2014

Candidates spend four days in small groups with an experienced assessor, looking at all aspects of leading in hill and moorland environments.

For experienced walkers who have completed their log book experience following the WGL training course, or the ML training course.

Candidates must have a current appropriate First Aid certification.
The course includes one night of lightweight valley based camping.

 

Duration: 3 days
Cost: £275 Inclusive of Instruction /Accommodation/ Food/ transport from Winchester.

This course is run by the Hampshire Outdoor Centres, based from our Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre near Brecon.

This is a fully catered course including accommodation available from the Friday evening prior to the course, through to the Monday of departure. Transport may be available up from Winchester in Hampshire leaving on the Friday afternoon and returning early evening the following Monday .

For further details on this course or to make a booking please contact the Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre on 01874 622914 or email: mountaincentre@hants.gov.uk

 

Funding Note:For Hampshire County Council employees working with young people within Hampshire County Council contexts (ie: schools, DofE, direct youth provision), there is support available, from Outdoor Education, to provide a discounted rate - just provide evidence of employment when making a booking.