Our members

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Members of the Mountain Training Association come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some work full time in the outdoors as freelance professionals or run their own business, others work in full time education, outdoor centres or climbing walls as managers or staff. Many are involved in DofE and volunteer with schools, Girl Guides and Scouts and some seek the awards for personal competence. Members are either working towards a Mountain Training award (trainee members) or already hold qualifications and are actively working in the outdoors (full members).

Full members of the Mountain Training Association hold one or more of Mountain Trainings' nationally recognised awards having completed training, consolidation and assessment. They are passionate about the activities they provide and are committed to continued personal development (CPD) demonstrating the benefits of ongoing experience and enhanced skills, so not only are they qualified, they also have the support to stay up to date with good practice.

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Looking for a leader or instructor?

Find a Leader

Are you looking for a qualified outdoor instructor or leader anywhere in the UK? Then look no further and search our Find a Leader database to find the right person for you. Members listed in our Find a Leader search facility hold nationally-recognised awards and have been subject to a rigorous training and assessment process. Members also undertake continued personal development to ensure their skills and experience are up to date.

Our members can maximise your experience in the UK hills and mountains and are able to provide indoor and outdoor climbing experiences at the right level for you. So whether you need a leader or instructor to enhance your personal skills or lead a group in lowland, hill or mountain terrain during summer or winter, or you are looking for an instructor or coach to improve your climbing skills and ability or run an indoor or outdoor climbing session, then you’ve come to the right place. Have a browse and find qualified instructors by award, region, person or activity.

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