Spending time preparing for assessments is vital and whilst the majority of those should be done under your own guidance being able to touch base and have a check up with a current assessor is very useful. It could be that your training was a number of years ago, you cant quite remember certain information or you just want a bit of feedback on how you are getting on, that is exactly what this Summer Mountain Leader Assessment Preparation course if for.

This 2 day course is designed to do that, it is also a great way to keep your skills fresh once you have passed the award as well.

Summer Mountain Leader Assessment Preparation Programme

The programme for this course is very much driven by the needs and wishes of the attending and we will spend time on the first morning discussing what people would like to get out of the two days.

Generally one day the focus is on navigation and the second day the focus is on managing group in steep ground and rope work. Leadership, environmental knowledge and other areas of the award will be looked at holistically through out the course.


Badaguish – Lodges and Wigwams, a wilde variate of accommodation options just outside Aviemore.

Aviemore Youth Hostel – Well located and with a range of dorm rooms and private rooms. 

Old Bridge Inn Bunkhouse – Bunkhouse in Aviemore attached to a pub!

Newtonmore Hostel – A small hotel in Newtonmore close to the shops.

Oakwood Caravan and Camping Park – A campsite on the edge of Aviemore but with in walking distance of the the shops, restaurants and pub.

Glenmore Campsite – Campsite next to Loch Morlich

There are also many Hotels, B&B’s and AirBnB’s in and around Aviemore, Kingussie and Newtonmore, in fact too many to list here!

Summer Mountain Leader Training Dates

20th to 21st April – Aviemore 

22nd to 23rd June – Aviemore

28th to 29th September – Aviemore

Price and Ratios

Cost – £135 per person non residential

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Summer ML Assessment Preparation - Pre Course Requirements

You will have done your Summer Mountain Leader training so you know what to expect with this. It will be two days spent in the hills so make sure you are fit enough for 2 reasonable days in the mountains.

If you have any questions about this please just get in touch.

Kit List and Equipment

You will need to provide your own hill walking clothing and equipment, any specific group kit and technical equipment we will provide. Once you have booked on the course you will be able to access a detailed kit list from the client resource page on this website as well as the Summer Mountain Leader specific resource page.