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Mountain Training is the collective term used to describe all of the national Mountain Training boards of the UK and Ireland. Each national Mountain Training board is responsible for managing skills and qualification schemes along with the course providers they have approved to deliver these schemes. Generally the procedures for providers and tutors are equal between each of the different nation boards, however slight differences may be required to accommodate regional differences and organisational structures.

The national Mountain Training boards:


Mountain Training UK

The role of Mountain Training UK is to coordinate the shared objectives of the national Mountain Training boards. Its areas of work include:
  • Development and management of the Candidate Management System
  • Administration of the Mountaineering Instructor Award, Mountaineering Instructor Certificate, International Mountain Leader and climbing Coaching Scheme
  • 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)