Archive for August 8th, 2009

August 8, 2009

Mountain Leader Training England (MLTE) registration

by backpackingbongos

I have finally done what I have been thinking about doing for a while now, that is to register for the Walking group leader award.  I was torn over whether to register for the Mountain Leader award or the Walking group leader award.  I thought that at this moment in time the walking group leader award would be more relevant for what I plan to do with it and the experience I already have.  I have the opportunity at work to take groups of homeless and vulnerable adults for day walks in the Peak District and was looking for a qualification that will allow me to do that.  There is even the possibility of my employer supporting me with funding or at the very least allowing me time off to do the training and assessment.  Prior to training you need to keep a log book with a minimum of 20 hill walks in uncultivated, non mountainous but remote country (ie moorland, hill and fell).  That is a requirement that I can easily fulfill with my own personal log book going back over 15 years.  So at the moment it is a case of waiting for my logbook and handbook to arrive, filling in the log book with appropriate experience and then applying for a training course.  Can’t wait!