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ML Refresher (Summer) – Mountain Leader Refresher

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Poor visibility nav practice

Are you approaching your Summer Mountain Leader Assessment and feel you would benefit from a refresher of the core skills assessed?

Or are you a qualified Mountain Leader who hasn’t used the award for some time and want to update your skillset? If so, join our professional instructors for a bespoke and tailored ML Refresher.

Our private and bespoke courses allow us to focus on the areas of the syllabus you need help with, and spend less time on the areas where you’re already strong. We’ll provide honest feedback on where you stand in relation to the expected standard, leaving you with an action plan to focus your preparation as you lead up to assessment.

If you want to practice night-navigation, we can start the day later than usual to ensure the final hours are in darkness. 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 possible. At Lakeland Ascents, we pride ourselves on ensuring your refresher is tailored to your personal needs.

We can cover the following areas and more:

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

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


Prices & Dates: The prices for each option are provided below. As we offer private and tailored courses, we can schedule them on a date that is convenient for you.

To make a booking or to find out more, please click here or contact us by telephone on 07702 942980.

Type of coursePrice based on 1:1 instructionInfo
1-day£210Full day
1-day with night navigation£250Start late and finish late to include a few hours of night nav
2-day + 1-night 'expedition'£4902 full days, plus a night. The 'ML Exped'


Venue: Our ML Refresher courses can be conducted in the mountains of the Lake District, Snowdonia, or Scotland, with starting points close to Langdale, Capel Curig, or Glencoe.

Kit: We assume that you are already familiar with the kit requirements for this level of assessment, but we will discuss them with you when you make a booking. We will provide ropes for the course.

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