MOUNTAIN RESCUE SPECIALIST TRAINING

Winter & Summer

As a Team member and a former Training Officer, I understand the uniqueness of Mountain Rescue in the UK and how it is based on both the huge commitment by Team members and their families. Time away from your operational base and your personal lives has to be effectively used so that you gain the very best training to suit your needs. So, combining my 30 years instructional experience and qualifications and my MRT work, I am ideally placed to offer your Team a hugely varied programme which can be tailored to your requirements. 

Recent Two-day Winter events have included:

>Practical snow and avalanche awareness & avoidance (based on forecasts and observation on the hill)

>Essential personal skills on increasingly steeper, broken and exposed ground - our bread' n butter terrain

>Navigation - Route planning and choice for travel on high mountains (weather dependent)

>Emergency shelters

>Simple rope skills inc. anchors, belays and control

>Managing and rigging stretchers in the winter environment

>Assessing the likelihood of and managing unexpected incidents

Even if you choose another provider or company, please make sure you ONLY use Instructors who are holders of the UK's Certificate of WCMI (formerly - MIC) or the Guides' Carnet IFAMG. It's your assurance of quality. 

Fees: £240 per day (with board and lodging in your booked accommodation) and I usually ask you to hire one of my Associates so that we can work in smaller groups to maximise the range of training on offer. A Winter Mountain Leader will receive a fee of £160 and an Winter Climbing and Mountaineering Instructor or Mountain Guide will receive a fee of £200 (paid direct to them)

Should you choose another provider or company, please make sure you ONLY use Instructors who are holders of the MIC (or the Guides' Carnet IFAMG). It's your assurance of quality. 

 

 

How to Book:

Please read the 'Conditions and Terms' and 'Safety Statement' at the end of this page.

Note: your email to reserve your place is your confirmation that you have read and understood the Safety Statement and the 'Conditions and Terms' for your booking.

Then, use the email link to reserve your place stating your name, chosen date and the correct code.

When you receive your provisional confirmation, pay stated Deposit by Direct Bank Transfer (BACS)

We will email your confirmation and receipt.

Conditions and Terms of Booking - HERE

Safety Statement: what you need to know about these courses

Courses and trips led by qualified & experienced Mountaineering Instructors (MIC) and International Guides (BMG / IFMAG) are your way of being led and taught by the best in the industry. Your learning, enjoyment and safety throughout the course is underpinned by their care, attention and professional standards achieved over many years of intense personal practice, training and assessment; this includes providing you with accurate information to help you prepare for your course.

However, taking part in winter hill activities requires you to be aware of your own safety as well.

Whilst slips, scrapes, scratches and bumps are normal for any adventurous activities, you need to accept that any hill travel in the winter months is accompanied by the risk of injury: in very rare cases such injuries can lead to death.

We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure you are not exposed to unnecessary risk and we will make clear everyone in the group's shared responsibilities for looking after everyone's personal safety. By booking on a winter mountaineering skills course you are accepting and agreeing to this statement.

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