Welcome to Mountain Training England

ML Ropework.1Mountain Training England has delivered leadership qualifications in mountaineering and climbing for candidates and centres from England since 1964.

MTE is governed by a six-person Board of Directors. The Directors are supported by a Council of members comprised of a wide range of interested bodies.

Click here to see our current Council membership.

Behind our current name is a considerable history. In 1964 the Mountain Leader Training Board, or MLTB, was formed by the British Mountaineering Council and the Central Council for Physical Recreation. The intention was to establish standards of training and assessment in the competence to lead others in the mountains: the Mountain Leadership Certificate (the MLC), as it was known, was born.

Over the following years the Mountain Leader Training Board took on a leading role in the delivery of the Single Pitch Award (SPA) and helped to develop the Walking Group Leader Award (WGL). In January 2003 the organisation changed its name to Mountain Leader Training England (MLTE) to reflect its client base.

Since then the organisation has helped to launch the Climbing Wall Award and the Climbing Wall Leading Award (CWA and CWLA). The main purposes of Mountain Training England are to register and advise candidates for the awards it delivers; approve and manage suitably qualified and experienced Providers for its courses and to ensure the quality of delivery of training and assessment courses.

In 2012 the organisation became Mountain Training England (MTE) as it changed its name and logo in conjunction with all of the UK Mountain Training organisations, with whom it continues to work to ensure harmonisation of delivery across the UK.

The qualifications administered by Mountain Training England are: Mountain Leader, Hill and Moorland Leader, Lowland Leader, the Expedition Skills Module, Indoor Climbing Assistant, Rock Climbing Instructor, Climbing Wall Instructor and Climbing Wall Development Instructor. Mountain Training England also administers two skills schemes: Hill & Mountain Skills and Rock Skills.

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