Module 1: Introduction
An intense two-day training in leadership and practical expedition skills. You will learn expedition planning, camp craft, navigation skills and safety, and risk assessments.
Module 2: Mountain Leader training course
Accompanied by instructors from the National Mountain Centre at Plas Y Brenin, the team will complete the Mountain Leader training course; the first step in becoming a fully qualified Mountain Leader.
• Access and the environment
• Hazards (including steep ground and rivers) and emergency procedures
• Expedition skills
• Background knowledge
Module 3:Briefing Weekend
Explorer Briefing Weekend: This weekend is designed to brief the Explorers with the knowledge they need before embarking on expedition. You will be an integral part of the weekend and will put your new knowledge into practice, helping to design and deliver sessions and ice-breakers.
Module 4: Expedition First Aid
First Aid Course: A highly comprehensive 16hr nationally recognised first aid course specifically designed for expedition leaders and delivered by industry specialists.
Module 5: Six-week expedition
Date: +/- 20th July – 29th August
Going out as part of the advance party you will help finalise logistics in-country before embarking into the field to help construct Base Camp.
During this time you could be leading and running training sessions, helping with logistics in Base Camp, developing science projects, debriefing and reviewing with young people or assisting in leading groups through the expedition. You will continue your own leadership development journey with frequent mentoring and coaching with your Trainee Leader Mentor.
Module 6: Debrief, Off Site Safety Management and Water Safety
Date: October 2018
The final part of your incredible nine-month journey. On this weekend you will complete your Off Site Safety Management course and get the opportunity to add an additional couple of days to your ML log book.