How to pass a Mountain Leader assessment

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How to pass a Mountain Leader assessment


By Mal Creasey


For many people, becoming a Mountain Leader is the gateway to a whole new world of opportunities. Assessments aren't everyone’s favourite pastime, however, so here are some top tips from Mal Creasey (Mountain Training’s recently retired Development Officer) to help you succeed.

1. Look like an experienced walker and don't faff
2. When you're leading, take it slow and steady
3. Remember to look around you
4. Read the ground through your feet
5. Know what you're talking about
6. Make safe decisions
7. Be well practiced and familiar with the skills in the syllabus