Reassessments in the Lake District

two mountain leader assessment candidates navigating in the mountains - chris ensoll mountain guide

If you've already done your assessment but have been deferred on one or more aspects of the syllabus, you'll need to do a reassessment. You can return to your original assessor or choose a different assessor for your reassessment. You must allow a minimum of three months after your original assessment, and you must complete your reassessment within five years (if not, you will have to complete a full assessment course). We are very familiar with current best practice, and we provide reassessments for Mountain Leader, Lowland Leader, Single Pitch Award/Rock Climbing Instructor and Climbing Wall Award/Climbing Wall Instructor in the Lake District. As with all our assessments, we see a reassessment as an opportunity for further learning.

Mountain Leader Reassessments

We offer two options:

1. Join a scheduled assessment course

Our Mountain Leader assessment 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 2019: £90 per day for one or two days; £80 per day for three or four days, £390 for the full course

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

You tell us what you need to cover and we build the day around your agenda. If you need to cover night navigation, try to avoid May, June and July. Max ratio 1:4

Cost:
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

Lowland Leader Reassessments

We offer two options:

1. Join a scheduled assessment course

Our Lowland Leader assessment 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: £80 per day for one day; £150 for the full course

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

You tell us what you need to cover and we build the day around your agenda. If you need to cover night navigation, try to avoid May, June and July. Max ratio 1:4

Cost:
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

a lowland leader candidate navigating in the lake district- chris ensoll mountain guide

Single Pitch Award & Rock Climbing Instructor Reassessments

We offer two options:

1. Join a scheduled assessment 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 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:
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

setting up a belay at the top of a route - chris ensoll mountain guide

Climbing Wall Instructor Reassessments

We offer two options:

1. Join a scheduled assessment course

Cost for Climbing Wall Instructor reassessment: £90 per day for one day

Cost for Climbing Wall Instructor abseil module reassessment: £30

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:
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

What equipment will I need?

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

Useful blog posts

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What do our clients say about us?

Booking was easy with full discussion of my needs, and backed up with informative emails. The area used, timing and distance covered was just right with all of the key features that were needed. Plenty of stops for discussion and Chris's helpful input. Chris was friendly and informative and gave lots of positive reinforcement and additional input. Thank you for your help and a very informative and enjoyable day.
Ken Morton, 1:1 Mountain Leader reassessment day, March 2016

I had to cancel the first time due to last minute work situation and Chris and Anne were very accommodating and were happy for me to let them know when I would next be free. Very good service. Chris is very knowledgeable and friendly. Even though it was an assessment he made me feel at ease and made it an enjoyable process. I chose Chris as he is a Guide, already has good reviews and he was also available for the dates I needed. I will definitely book again for any further courses or guiding requirements.
Paul Harrison, 1:1 Mountain Leader reassessment day, May 2018

I have been on the Contour Masterclass and the Mountain Leader Steep Ground Masterclass with Chris, and I found his teaching techniques outstanding compared to other course providers I have used. Chris takes his teaching to the next level within the mountaineering world. Chris and Anne are a great team providing some of the best mountaineering experiences in the UK.
Mike Hide,
1:1 Mountain Leader reassessment day, April 2019

navigating in the mountains on a mountain leader course - chris ensoll mountain guide