• Personal movement skills

  • Navigation

  • Group management

  • Emergency rope skills

  • Weather forecasting

  • Mountain flora and fauna

  • Access and conservation

  • Camp craft skills

The Summer Mountain Leader course trains and assesses you in the skills needed to lead people in remote mountainous terrain across the U.K and Ireland. Michael has been heavily involved both training and assessing mountain leaders over the last ten years and is a course director for Mountain Training Wales.

Summit Mountain Skills work closely with a select group of providers to deliver high-quality training and assessment. Training courses closely follow the syllabus from Mountain Training and require registration. We are very happy to help you with this process. You can view the syllabus and register for the award here.


Summer Mountain Leader courses cover essential tips and techniques for leading others in mountain terrain across the UK & Ireland. Get in touch with us to find out more about upcoming 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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