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ML refresher workshops in the Lake District



A full day out with an ML course director, helping you gain some further navigation knowledge and work towards attaining the standard to become an ML. 


This workshop is for Mountain Leader trainees. 

MTA members gain 1 CPD point for attending 

You can view the workshops here on Mountain Training 




PRICES: £70pp

MTA PRICE: £60pp

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A full day out with an ML course director, helping you gain some further navigation knowledge and work towards attaining the standard to become an ML. 


Meet and briefing

Understand aims and objectives

Leadership in the scheme – vision, support, challenge

Coaching and broadening of knowledge towards navigation

Demonstrating the ML standard

Developing strategies and effective navigation techniques

Working towards blind legs and relocation techniques 

Getting a feel for assessment and what is expected 

Debriefs, goal setting and individual feedback


OL4 map covering Bessy Boot, Rosthwaite Cam and Glaramara

Silva Expedition Type 4 compass (recommended) 

Hill kit for a full day in the mountain day; 


Warm layers

Hat and gloves 

Walking boots


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.

Navigation courses and Ml refreshers


12th August 2024

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20th September 2024

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8th November 2024

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

(£200 for 1-1)

Course Ratios

1:6 Ratio 

 Min. course size: 2

Max. course size: 6

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 & 1 CPD point 

Join MTA 

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

 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).

You will need all of your regular hill kit plus lunch, snacks and water for the day. 

You will need your own compass and an OL4 map of the Borrowdale area. 


This workshop is delivered from the Borrowdale YHA.

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

There are good transport links and buses running from Keswick 

Here we will introduce the course outlines, planning stages and discuss our objectives

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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