Pre-Assessment Refreshers in the Lake District

 Photo credit: martin paley

Photo credit: martin paley

There are many reasons why you might feel the need for a refresher before you undertake your assessment. Maybe it's quite a few years since you did your training course, and you could really do with a reminder. Or perhaps you've already done your assessment, but you were deferred on one aspect of the syllabus. Whatever the reason, we can help. We are very familiar with current best practice, and we provide refreshers for Mountain Leader, Rock Climbing Instructor and Climbing Wall Instructor in the Lake District. We recommend leaving plenty of time between your refresher and your assessment or reassessment, so that you can absorb and practice any new information. 

Mountain Leader Refreshers

We offer three options:

1. Join a scheduled training course

Our Mountain Leader training courses almost always follow the same programme, making it easy for you to choose which part of the course you would like to join.

Cost 2018: £85 per day for one or two days; £75 per day for three or four days, £380 for the full course
Cost 2019: £90 per day for one or two days; £80 per day for three or four days, £390 for the full course

2. Book on to a Masterclass

Several of our masterclasses are perfect for Mountain Leader refreshers:

Contour Masterclass
Poor Visibility Contour Masterclass
Mountain Leader Steep Ground Masterclass

Cost 2018: £50 Mountain Training Association members, £55 non-members
Cost 2019: £55 Mountain Training Association members, £60 non-members

3. Book a day or more with Chris for private guiding

You tell us what you want to cover and we build the day around your agenda. If you particularly want to cover night navigation, try to avoid May, June and July. Max ratio 1:6

Cost 2019:
1:1 - £205 per full day, £130 per half day
1:2 - £225 per full day, £140 per half day
1:3 - £245 per full day, £150 per half day
1:4 - £265 per full day, £160 per half day
1:5 - £285 per full day, £170 per half day
1:6 - £305 per full day, £180 per half day

Cost 2018:
1:1 - £200 per full day, £125 per half day
1:2 - £220 per full day, £135 per half day
1:3 - £240 per full day, £145 per half day
1:4 - £260 per full day, £155 per half day
1:5 - £280 per full day, £165 per half day
1:6 - £300 per full day, £175 per half day

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Rock Climbing Instructor Refreshers

We offer three options:

1. Join a scheduled training course

We split the programme into personal climbing and group climbing skills. You would need to have some flexibility, as the programmes for our scheduled courses are dependent on the weather, and we sometimes have to make a last-minute decision about which way round to do the days.

Cost: £90 per day for one day, £160 for the full course

2. Book on to a Masterclass

The Rock Climbing Instructor Masterclass is perfect as a refresher before assessment.

Cost 2018: £50 Mountain Training Association members, £55 non-members
Cost 2019: £55 Mountain Training Association members, £60 non-members

3. Book a day or more with Chris for private guiding

You tell us what you want to cover and we build the day around your agenda. Max ratio 1:4

Cost 2019:
1:1 - £205 per full day, £130 per half day
1:2 - £225 per full day, £140 per half day
1:3 - £245 per full day, £150 per half day
1:4 - £265 per full day, £160 per half day

Cost:
1:1 - £200 per full day, £125 per half day
1:2 - £220 per full day, £135 per half day
1:3 - £240 per full day, £145 per half day
1:4 - £260 per full day, £155 per half day

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Climbing Wall Instructor Refreshers

We offer two options:

1. Book on to a Masterclass

The Climbing Wall Masterclass is perfect as a refresher before assessment.

Cost 2018: £50 Mountain Training Association members, £55 non-members
Cost 2019: £55 Mountain Training Association members, £60 non-members

2. Book a day or more with Chris for private guiding

You tell us what you want to cover and we build the day around your agenda. Max ratio 1:4

Cost 2019:
1:1 - £205 per full day, £130 per half day
1:2 - £225 per full day, £140 per half day
1:3 - £245 per full day, £150 per half day
1:4 - £265 per full day, £160 per half day

Cost:
1:1 - £200 per full day, £125 per half day
1:2 - £220 per full day, £135 per half day
1:3 - £240 per full day, £145 per half day
1:4 - £260 per full day, £155 per half day

What equipment will I need?

Visit the relevant page for full kit lists:
Mountain Leader courses
Rock Climbing Instructor courses
Climbing Wall Instructor courses

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What do our clients say about us?

Chris delivered a great session that was packed with thought-provoking ideas and delivered in a dynamic style.  
Richard Ensoll, Single Pitch Award Masterclass, June 2016

Anne was very helpful in finding a date that suited - it took some time but really happy with the day as it enabled me to go out and put into practice what I had learnt. Chris was very helpful in sharing his knowledge and happily answering any questions I asked. It was very useful him sharing insights and giving feedback. I find sometimes confidence a difficult thing with navigation, but felt like I was making progress toward the end of the day - with this I didn't feel pressured by Chris - this made it easier to learn and do some of the legs. Thanks for the spiritual conversation over the day, it's a great joy to share truths together and discuss things. Hopefully see you sometime in the future.
Andy Norris, 1:1 Mountain Leader refresher day, July 2016

An excellent one day course that we both really enjoyed. Chris is very knowledgeable and very good at imparting his skills.
Charles Eggleston, 2:1 Mountain Leader refresher day, June 2018

We asked for coaching on ropework and navigation, but got considerably more with flora and fauna and a movement masterclass thrown in for free! Excellent value for money, delivered in a positive, upbeat and friendly way. I would have no hesitation in recommending Chris to anyone. A thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable day!
Tom Hiley, 2:1 Mountain Leader refresher day, June 2018

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