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Winter Mountain Leader Refresher Course


1 & 2 day courses

Fort William, West Highlands

1 person £300
2 people £165/person
3 people £120/person
4 people £100/person
5 people £90/person
6 people £80/person

Available upon request, to suit you

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Course details

This 2-day Winter Mountain Leader refresher course is for those preparing for their assessment.  For those who have already completed their training. It focuses on maintaining security on steep ground, navigation and snow and avalanche awareness. The course content maintains flexible throughout, and depends on what you would like to cover.


The winter mountain leader refresher course, generally covers the following key areas:

  • Security on steep ground
  • Navigation
  • Snow and avalanche awareness


However, we will be led by you, to ensure that we cover the aspects and skills you most require. We are entirely flexible.  And are very happy to discuss your requirements before you book and/or at the start of the course.


The course is 2 days long, and is run in the West Highlands.  Using Fort William as a base. The client-to-instructor ratio does not exceed 6:1.  So that we can give you our fullest attention.


All of our courses are tailored to suit your availability and experience.  Taking into account any individual needs and fitness levels.



Fort William, Scottish Highlands



We will discuss any specific kit requirements with you when you make a booking.


Minimum Requirements

This course is only suitable for people who are preparing to take their Winter Mountain Leader assessment.  Or for those who have already received their Winter Mountain Leader training and would like a refresher. If in doubt about whether the course is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Typical Winter Mountain Leader Refresher course layout

As mentioned previously, we are very flexible in what topics we cover.  We will give as much of the ownership of decisions made out on the hill to yourselves.  Under our guidance, and look at fine tuning the skills you already have.  The layout of the course is flexible, and down to you.


The course content and location tends to be dictated to us by the weather.  We tend to stay over in the West Highlands, but happy to travel over to the Cairngorms.


If you are unsure that the winter mountain leader refresher course is suitable for you.  Please do not hesitate to contact us on info@riseandsummit.co.uk or call us on 07775 853 348, and we would be happy to help.

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