• Personal movement skills

  • Navigation

  • Group management

  • Emergency rope skills

  • Weather forecasting

  • Mountain flora and fauna

  • Access and conservation

  • Camp craft skills

Passing your Mountain Leader assessment can open the door to working in the outdoors. Over the 5-day assessment course, you will be tested on the skills needed to lead others in remote mountainous terrain across the U.K. and Ireland. You will be tested in all the aspects laid down in the mountain training syllabus.

Before attending an assessment course you must have either attended a Mountain Leader Training Course or gained exemption, have a minimum of 40 Quality mountain days and hold a current 16hr first aid certificate.
Our courses are run in the Snowdonia National Park in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to allow you to perform at your best. Please check out our dates and if nothing works for you please contact us.


Our Mountain Leader Assessment Course will test you on the skills needed to lead others in mountainous terrain across the U.K. and Ireland. Please get in touch to find out more about future course dates.

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About Summit Mountain Skills

To learn about Summit Mountain Skills, you have to understand that my love for the outdoors started when I was just 7 years old. My father and I walked the Pennine way together and I instantly became hooked.

Over 40 years, my adventures have taken me all over the world with climbing and mountaineering trips across the UK, the Alps and the beautiful Himalayas.

I am a fully qualified Mountaineering Instructor. Such qualifications allow me to work all year, both in the summer (where I work in North Wales and the Peak District) and the winter (where I move to Scotland due to the scenic views). I take pride in transferring the skills I have developed over the years to other individuals, and watching their confidence and skills grow.

My work consists of introductory mountaineering courses right through to training and assessing Mountain Leaders; I also take pride in leading overseas trips. In addition to providing instruction at Glenmore Lodge – Scotland’s National Outdoor Centre – I have delivered Winter Safety lectures for the BMC and worked for Jagged Globe on rock and scrambling courses across the UK. I am also a course director for Mountain Training Wales, leading qualification courses for the organisation in the summer and winter.

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