Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace Trainer workshop


On a very sunny March weekend in North Wales, MTA members were out in force making the most of the first MTA Leave No Trace Trainer workshop, hosted by Life Trek Adventures, a Snowdonia based company run by Sebastien Shingler and Heidi Schwenk.

Seb and Heidi are experienced Leave No Trace Master Educators dedicated to delivering Leave No Trace ethics in the form of Trainer Courses and Awareness Workshops across the UK. These courses focus on experiential delivery of the 7 principles and framework for Leave No Trace, in addition to considering the professional and personal outdoor ethics of UK based practitioners. All courses include active participation from participants, peer feedback process, activities, sessions and discussion.

This two-day Trainer course includes 6 months’ membership to Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics as certified Leave No Trace Trainers able to deliver Awareness Workshops in addition to 2 CPD points recognised by the Mountain Training Association.

The feedback from our members speaks volumes ...

Testimonials from MTA members

“Heidi and Seb are calm yet knowledgeable Trainers with a passion for the outdoor environment and how we minimise our impact” Paul

Leave No Trace workshop
“An excellent course, run by knowledgeable Trainers. An opportunity to spend the weekend thinking about a topic widely overlooked with like-minded people” Kirsty

“A truly immersive experience” Nick

“A very engaging course with lots of new ideas for group activities. Trainers were both knowledgeable and very approachable” Anon

“Fantastic course tutors. Lots of practical examples that I can take away to share with the young people I support” Anon

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course – content was appropriate and staff were very friendly” Pete

Why would you recommend this course?


“knowledgeable and passionate practioners’… immersive experience… benefit from sharing from like-minded colleagues” Nick

“Informative, useful, helpful, friendly” Pete

Leave No Trace exercise
“The ethos behind this programme is very much needed!” Anon

“All outdoor Ambassadors should pass on Leave No Trace principles to all groups as part of skills training” Steven

“Yes… it is not just an American concept” Paul

How was this course useful personally/professionally?


“Allowed us to think in a different way and exchange ideas with other professionals” Kirsty

“Gave me confidence in my instincts and knowledge to apply in real life” Nick

“Better understand the Leave No Trace principles and provide activities and games for groups” Anon

Leave No Trace gathering
“Will help support learning regarding sustainable approaches to outdoor activity” Anon

“Gave me more knowledge and experience which I will be able to apply to both” Pete

Upcoming workshops

Following the huge success and popularity of the first MTA Leave No Trace workshop, Seb and Heidi have kindly offered to host a second workshop on 3rd-4th June 2017.

Click here for further details on how to book.

Leave No Trace