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2 day ml refresher 

(with wild camp)

This workshops offers two days in the mountains and covers all syllabus aspects of the ML. We will head out for an overnight camp and complete a mini expedition.


This workshop is for Mountain Leader trainees. 

MTA members gain 2 CPD points for attending 

You can view the workshops here on Mountain Training 




PRICES: £200pp

MTA PRICE: £180pp

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This workshops offers two days in the mountains and covers all syllabus aspects of the ML. We will head out for an overnight camp and complete a mini expedition.


Understand aims and objectives for the expedition

Leadership in the scheme – vision, support, challenge

Coaching and broadening of knowledge towards navigation

Demonstrating the ML standard

Working towards blind legs & relocation techniques

All Camp craft skills needed for a comfortable night on assessment

Leadership at camp – nutrition, stoves and equipment

Night navigation exercise

Ropework and steep ground covered on day 2

Environment and background knowledge

All round syllabus points – candidate led discussions

  • Debriefs, goal setting and individual feedback


OL4 map covering Borrowdale, Great Gable and Pillar 

Silva Expedition Type 4 compass (recommended) 

Hill kit for 2 full days in the mountain day; 


Warm layers

Hat and gloves 

Walking boots

All camping equipment for one night out:


Sleeping bag 

Sleeping mat 

Stove and gas 

Evening meal & Breakfast 


Workshop provider: Sam Marsland (WMCI & ML course director)


Your CPD record - If you attend this event and it counts as CPD, your CPD point/s will automatically be added to your record in due course - you will not need to add it yourself.
u your CPD, thank you.

ML refresher courses


17th-18th October  2024

Book Now 

If you are a looking to undertake a private workshop, then get in touch and we can help run a refresher bespoke to you 

(£200 per day for 1-1)

Course Ratios

1:4 Ratio 

 Min. course size: 2

Max. course size: 4

Course needs 2 people to run

This is an open workshop designed for you to meet with other ML trainees and find other candidates to consolidate with. 

Sam holds the WMCI award, is a ML Course Director and  has national Mountain Training organisation requirements to run this course, 


18 years +  

Registered and completed your ML training course. 

Be a MTA member to access the benefits of: 

Discounted price & 2 CPD points 

Join MTA 

None MTA can join but you won't be able to redeem your CPD points

 This course is for you if you are looking to check in with your skills and gain further knowledge and understanding towards assessment for ML


We will share a fully comprehensive kit list with you during the booking stage.

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing (warm and waterproof) and suitable mountain footwear (boots).

We have a small selection of tents for hire but likely you will need your own. Sometimes it is possible to share tents. 

 Your sleeping arrangements will need to be your own. 

We are happy to discuss your requirements and kit for camping.


This workshop will depart from Seathwaite Farm. Cars can be left in the Seatoller National Trust car park. 

This is where we will meet. 

It is recommended that you use the accommodation at the Borrowdale YHA if you wish to stay over, they do camping.

There are good transport links and buses running from Keswick 

this course is accredited to mountain training

Mountain Training is the collection of awarding bodies for skills courses and qualifications in walking, climbing and mountaineering that operates across the UK and The Republic Of Ireland.

Our qualifications train and assess people to look after other people in these environments, whether that's leading a walk in the mountains, coaching in a climbing wall or teaching multi pitch rock climbing. People who hold our qualifications have been assessed at a nationally agreed standard.

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Our Vision

A diverse and active outdoor society, supported by inspirational leaders, instructors and coaches.

Our Mission

To inspire, enable and develop people in walking, climbing and mountaineering through the provision of nationally and internationally recognised skills training and leadership qualifications.

Our Ethos - Click here to view 

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Support for people 

Mountain Training is committed to ensuring that everyone has equal opportunity to attend our courses. We work in close partnership with the mountaineering councils and a key strand of their work is to ensure that participation is open to all. The BMC Equity Steering Group and initiatives like Adventure for All have been central to this and are an excellent source of information.

Reasonable Adjustment Guidance 

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We look forward to hearing from you and working towards your mountaineering ambitions and helping to achieve your goals. 

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