Mountain Leader Overview

“…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 is seen as the essential qualification for individuals who want to work in the outdoors. The training course is also a brilliant course for mountaineers and hillwalkers to develop their knowledge and skills whilst being brought up to date on current best practice in summer walking, even if they do not intend in taking the assessment.

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 huge fun and run in a 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 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.

“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



£375 per person


6 days

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Mountain Leader Assessment

3 people stand on a summit in Snowdonia whilst on their Mountain Leader award assessment.



£375 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.