Mountain Leader – Overview Mountain Training Lowland Leader

“…Alex and Chris were brilliant, and together delivered a Mountain Leader training course packed full of practical, real world advice and the kind of insight which only comes from years of personal experience”. Joe, Sheffield.

The remit of the Mountain Leader is huge, from wild camping in remote locations, to easy scrambling over some of the UK’s most famous mountain routes. In fact, the qualification allows you to go anywhere in the UK under summer conditions and where the use of the rope is not planned.

The Mountain Leader qualification is therefore a really valuable leadership award and one of the most sought after qualifications to lead people in the outdoors. After all, who wouldn’t want one of the best jobs in the world!

Beyond the Edge courses are highly informative and run by highly qualified and hugely experienced trainers who have been leading groups in the mountains in both summer and winter conditions all over the world for many years. Importantly in our opinion, they are also run in a fun and friendly manner. We take great pride in the very high percentage of individuals who return for further courses.

If you are just starting your journey towards the Mountain Leader and want to find out how to register etc, just click on the Mountain Training details here and it will explain everything you need to know.

Beyond the Edge are committed to ensuring that everyone has equal opportunity to attend our courses.  If you feel you may need additional support to attend, please do let us know so we can facilitate this.  Mountain Training have a useful document which can be found here.

Please also note there are minimum experience requirements for attending both Mountain Leader training and assessment. Further details are found under the eligibility tab of the courses.

Prior to attending training you should have recorded on DLOG twenty Quality Mountain Walking Days (QMDs).

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for a great Mountain Leader training course. I throughly enjoyed every minute thanks to your ability to promote a learning environment conducive to building confidence and highlighting development needs in a supportive manner.
The invaluable input you gave and passing on of your in depth knowledge, experience, advice and skills will assist greatly, not only in my journey towards passing my Mountain Leader assessment but in my personal enjoyment of the mountains and wild outdoor environment. Hopefully enabling me to pass on the knowledge and skills to others in the future”.
Adrian, Inverclyde.

Mountain Leader Training

3 people sit on the cantilever stone in Snowdonia whilst on a mountain leader course



from £400 per person


6 days

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Mountain Leader Assessment

3 people look at a map whilst standing on a summit in Snowdonia on their Mountain Leader course.



from £415 per person


5 days

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Mountain Leader Refresher & Reassessment sessions

If you need a quick refresh or reassessment on any aspect of the  syllabus we would be delighted to help you out. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. A common area for further development is navigation, and you may want to look at our navigation courses to help in this area.

Bespoke Dates and Locations

For groups of 4 or more walkers, bespoke dates and locations can be arranged for both training and assessment. Please contact the office for more information.