The Summer Mountain Leader is the gate way to working in the mountains of the Scotland, Wales and England and still after many years seen as the bench mark award for the leading others in the mountains. Scotch on the Rocks Guiding offer a full progression for those interested in becoming a Summer Mountain Leader, this progression is based on many years and literally thousands of days spent in the mountains doing the job of a Mountain Leader with a range of clients. If you have any questions that are not answered below then please get in touch, we love chatting to people about their Summer Mountain Leader journey or just about the mountains!

Don’t know if the Summer Mountain Leader is for you, want to up skill before coming on the training course? Then this course if for you.¬†

Whilst the Summer Mountain Leader training is just that a training course, it is a training course for leaders and you will certainly gain more from it if you personal skills are at a certain level.

A six day training course that can be deliver as a six day block or two 3 days weekends to make it easier to fit in around the rest of life.

Delivered in the Northern Cairngorms which gives us a perfect mix of terrain for all aspects of the syllabus.

Candidates needs to have registered with Mountain Training and gained 20 Quality Mountain Days before attending the training course.

The 6 day training course covers a lot and it is only natural that you might have missed bit, or it might be that you did your training a number of years ago and then life got in the way.

This 2 days course is designed for you to get some top tips, fine tuning of skills or a MOT check on your current standard.

Always delivered by current Summer Mountain Leader trainers and assessors so you know you are getting the best possible advice.

The course all the hard work, all the night under canvas and days in the mountains in poor weather has been for.

Delivered as either a 5 day week or split into a 2 and 3 day block.

Traditional based in the Northern Cairngorms but the expedition section often has us off exploring new areas of the Scottish Highlands.

Our job is to create an environment to get the very best out of every candidate, something that we take pride in doing.