Developing excellence in outdoor provision: Enhancing training pathways for outdoor qualifications
- the Mountain Leader qualification

Mountain Training commissioned a PhD in partnership with the Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance at Bangor University. The primary objective of the project was to examine Mountain Training's qualification pathway and identify possible enhancements to it in order that we can help more of our candidates to progress from registering for a qualification to successfully completing it.

Developing excellence in outdoor provision

Preparation for Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (was MIA) assessment

Mountain Training commissioned this survey to attempt to identify differences in the preparation of candidates who passed their first assessment and those who did not.

Preparation for Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor assessment

Climbing Qualifications Review 2016

The national Mountain Training organisations carried out a thorough review of the climbing qualifications. This report was commissioned to inform the future development of the climbing instructional qualifications offered by Mountain Training and to influence climbing instructor training and assessment.

Independent research

These research papers have all been conducted independently, often with some statistical and communication support from Mountain Training. We have not been involved in designing the research question and are not bound by their findings.

Impact of Covid-19 on association members

An independent report by Calum Muskett, a British Mountain Guide, has forecast a loss of earnings to members of the four associations of £58.8million from the 14th March to the 14th August 2020 due to COVID-19.

Impact of Covid-19 on the professional mountaineering community

Researching Women in Mountaineering

This report by Dr Jenny Hall and Dr Adele Doran presents the constraints on women’s participation in climbing and mountaineering, the strategies women use to negotiate these constraints and the benefits they gain from participation. Each of these is considered at both a recreational and a professional level.