Mountaineering Instructor Award (MIA)
Mountaineering Instructor Award Overview
The MIA trains and assesses candidates in the skills required for instructing mountaineering, including all aspects of summer rock climbing, including the coaching of lead climbing, and scrambling. It builds on the skills acquired in the Mountain Leader Award
, which candidates must hold. The MIA is an extensively used professional award.
Mountaineering Instructor Award Registration
Registration is an application process where all candidates must satisfy the following conditions:
- Gained the Mountain Leader Award
- Gained 20 quality mountain days as a leader post ML
- Led 30 named multi-pitch rock climbs of minimum VS 4c standard in at least 3 main climbing areas of the UK
- Provide the name of a referee who is prepared to endorse the registration application
Download the application form here and return to Mountain Training
Payment for the registration can be made via the Candidate Management System
.Alternatively payment can be made by cheque if submitting the form by post.
MIA Application Form 2012
Training course bookings must not be made until your MIA application has been approved by Mountain Training.
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Mountaineering Instructor Handbook
Mountaineering Instructor Award Information
The scheme provides training and assessment in the skills required to teach, train and assess general mountaineering, rock climbing and related activities.More Mountaineering Instructor Award Information...