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ml steep ground refresher

A one day workshop looking at steep ground management and emergency rope work in line with the ML syllabus.  Develop understanding of the basic knots and rope work expected for assessment. 


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: £80pp

MTA PRICE: £70pp

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A one day workshop looking at steep ground management and emergency rope work in line with the ML syllabus.  Develop understanding of the basic knots and rope work expected for assessment. 


Understand aims and objectives 

Leadership in the scheme – vision, support, challenge

Movement and walking skills & coaching points for pace, rhythm, foot placement, conservation of energy, balance, and coordination.

Group management 

Route finding and terrain selection

Spotting and its limitations

Considerations for briefings and safe attachment to the rope

Direct and Indirect rope techniques

Anchor selection

Managing people up and down steep ground with the rope

Confidence roping where appropriate

Feedback and debriefs

Debriefs, goal setting and individual feedback


Hill kit for 2 full days in the mountain day; 


Warm layers

Hat and gloves 

Walking boots

30m rope - can be provided



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.



14th October 2024

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9th November 2024

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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

1:6 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 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).

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


30 metre ML ropes can be provided. 

Helmets can also be provided


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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