Mountain Training UK have added a new nationally recognised Expedition Skills module to their Lowland Leader and Hill and Moorland Leader outdoor courses.
The optional two-day module, targeted at walking leaders who want to extend their training to involve multi-day expeditions, will include wild and valley camping, remote supervision, teaching navigation and overnight expeditions. Combining training and assessment the course will also involve guidance on equipment, food and cooking, planning and leadership, training and supervising expedition groups.
To take part in the module, which will be automatically added to Lowland Leader and Hill and Moorland Leader courses during registration, walkers must have passed a walking leader assessment, logged at least 10 overnight camps in a variety of locations, assisted with at least two groups camps and must hold a valid 16 hour first aid certificate.
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