How To Prepare For Your Winter Mountain Leader Assessment #1: Quality Mountain Days in Scotland

How To Prepare For Your Winter Mountain Leader Assessment #1: Quality Mountain Days in Scotland

Logging QMDs should be a big part of your preparation for your Winter Mountain Leader assessment. After a period of warmer weather, where logging winter QMDs has been very difficult, winter has returned to the Scottish Highlands, so here are some top tips and suggestions to help you top up your logbook. Each of the suggested routes makes a great day out whether you are preparing for the assessment, or just going for a fun day out in the mountains.

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How To Prepare For Your Mountain Leader Assessment #2: What I Look For In An Assessment Candidate

How To Prepare For Your Mountain Leader Assessment #2: What I Look For In An Assessment Candidate

Passing your Mountain Leader assessment is all about showing that you can take care of yourself and your group in the mountains, whatever the terrain or the weather. In order to be able to do this, you have to be able to multi-task: to confidently take care of yourself and be able to navigate effectively whilst keeping your group safe. Here’s an inside peak into what we look for in each assessment candidate.

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How To Prepare For Your Mountain Leader Assessment #1: Quality Mountain Days in the Lake District

How To Prepare For Your Mountain Leader Assessment #1: Quality Mountain Days in the Lake District

In this series we will be giving you some top tips and advice about preparing for your Mountain Leader assessment. We’ll be sharing quality mountain days (QMDs) suggestions for different parts of the country, and giving you an insight into what your assessor will be looking for in each candidate.

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Why You Should Take Your Kids Rock Climbing

Why You Should Take Your Kids Rock Climbing

A recent study found that two-thirds of children do not do enough physical activity to sufficiently aid their growth and development. Rock climbing offers a huge range of benefits to children, ranging from lessons around overcoming challenges and dealing with failure, through to promoting healthy life choices. Further, climbing can be a great way to spend some quality family time together while keeping children active and entertained. If you don’t already take your kids climbing, here are five reasons why you should.

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