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Mountain Training is the collective term used to describe all of the Home Nation Mountain Training Boards of the UK and Ireland. Each Home Nation Mountain Training Board is responsible for managing skills and award schemes along with the course Providers assigned to them. Generally the procedures for Providers and Tutors are equal between each of the different Home Nation Boards, however slight differences may be required to accommodate regional differences and organisational structures.

The Home Nation Mountain Training Boards:


Mountain Training UK

The role of Mountain Training UK is to coordinate the combined global objectives of the Home Nation Mountain Training Boards. It's areas of work include:
  • Coordination of the global objectives of the Home Nation Boards
  • Development and management of the Candidate Management System
  • Administration of the Mountaineering Instructor Awards and International Mountain Leader Award
  • Liaison with Government and other external bodies
  • Creation of the official handbooks of the award schemes
  • Development of the Mountain Training Association (MTA)
  • Providing services for the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI), British Association of International Mountain Leaders (BAIML) and the British Mountain Guides (BMG)