Start planning your winter season

The MTA winter CPD conference is back in all of it's glory next January (26th-27th) at Glenmore Lodge, and we're already taking bookings!

This is a great weekend, packed full of winter based CPD workshops for members of the Mountain Training Association; an ideal opportunity to develop, refresh and learn new skills, find out about working as a Winter Mountain Leader and meet like-minded members.

There are a range of workshops including an introduction to winter skills for those who are venturing out in winter for the first time, navigation and teaching winter skills for those working towards their Winter Mountain Leader or in need of a refresher and further training opportunities for award holders. See the full list of workshops below. All workshops are staffed by instructors who work at the National Centre or are leading experts in their field and the weekend will accrue continued personal development (CPD) points (1 per day).

The weekend will also include an evening Avalanche Awareness talk and a lecture on Winter Navigation. Stay for the whole weekend for the full experience or come along for one day.

Who can book?

  • Venturing out in winter for the first time?
  • Want to develop your personal and/or professional winter skills?
  • Completed a Winter Mountain Leader training course but feel like you need a refresher before taking the plunge and booking your assessment?
  • Keen to find out what it's like working in winter?
  • Looking for a skills refresher and some reassurance that you're doing things right?
  • Want to meet likeminded people from the outdoor community?
Look no further - the MTA Winter CPD Conference is open to all MTA members with an interest in getting out in winter. BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW.

What's on offer this year:

Click here to find out more about each workshop.

Workshops will run on both Saturday and Sunday 9am – 5pm unless specified. If a particular workshop has very low bookings it may not run and you will be offered an alternative.

How much is it?

The weekend experience can be enjoyed for £220 including food and accommodation, or £170 non-residential.

How can you book?

Booking is available online via the Glenmore lodge website and you can choose a vareity of options from a fully residential weekend to a one day non residential option. Please ensure you book and pay for a package prior to booking onto the individual workshops. BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE.


To save on travel costs why not share a lift? Try posting on the MTA Facebook group to find travel buddies.


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