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ML Refresher (Summer) – Mountain Leader Refresher

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Poor visibility nav practice

Are you coming up to your Summer Mountain Leader Assessment and feel that you’d benefit from a condensed refresher of the core skills that you will be assessed on? Or are you a qualified Mountain Leader who has not used the award for some time and would like to refresh your skills? If so, then join our professional instructors for a bespoke and tailored ML Refresher.

Our private 1:1 courses mean that we can focus on whichever areas of the syllabus that you feel that you need help on and spend less time on the areas where you are already strong. We can then provide you with honest feedback on where you are in relation to the standard expected, leaving you with an action plan to focus your training in the run up to your assessment. We find this approach to be much more effective than running ‘open’ courses where a large group of clients’ needs have to be addressed.

If you want to practice your night-navigation, we can start the day a little later than normal to ensure that the final few hours are in darkness. Also, if needed, we can also turn your ML Refresher into a 2-day, 1-night expedition, to bring all the skills together in a scenario as close to the real thing as you will get. At Lakeland Ascents, we pride ourselves in ensuring that your refresher is tailored to your own personal needs.

We can cover all of the following areas with you, and more:

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Steep ground rope work – abseiling

  • Navigation – macro, micro and poor visibility/night-nav
  • Steep ground emergency rope work in ascent and in descent
  • Group management and leadership
  • River crossings
  • Wild camping skills
  • Expedition skills
  • Route planning
  • Weather and the environment – flora, fauna, geology
  • Dealing with emergencies on the hill

We can run your ML Refresher in the Lake District, Snowdonia or in Scotland.


Price: Prices for each type of course are below.

Type of coursePrice per person
- 1:1 instruction
1-day£190Full day
1-day with night navigation£220Start late and finish late to include a few hours of night nav
2-day + 1-night 'expedition'£4302 full days, plus a night. The 'ML Exped'

Click here to make a booking or to find out more. You can also contact us by telephone on 07702 942980.

Venue: We can run your ML Refresher from the mountains of the Lake District, Snowdonia or Scotland – probably starting close to Langdale, Capel Curig or Glencoe.

Kit: It’s fair to say that you should know what sort of kit you need to take on the hill if you’re being assessed at this level, but we’ll talk to you about kit requirements when you make a booking. We will provide ropes.

SPA Refresher