2 day Mountain Leader Refresher with Wild Camping

2 days walking in spectacular Snowdonia and wild camping up in the mountains, including an ascent of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands.
This is an ideal 2 day course for anyone preparing for their ML assessment to gain valuable experience and consolidate their micro and macro navigational skills, spend a night wild camping and practice night navigation.
Day 1: Meet in a local cafe and discuss the aims and objectives over a brew, with Sam your instructor. You will spend the day moving through the mountains whilst looking at navigation techniques. After setting up camp for the evening there will also be the opportunity to go out after dark to practise night navigation.

Day 2: After breakfast in the mountains and packing up camp you will head out for the day with the aim of summiting Snowdon, again with plenty of opportunities for navigation. The 2 days will end back in a warm café for plenty of time for a review and discussion of what you’ve been doing plus the chance to ask questions about your forthcoming ML assessment.

Throughout the two days you will look at bearings, pacings, relocation techniques as well as building strong strategies to navigate in all conditions. This will be done on a variety of maps and scales. During the course you will also look at local flora and flora as well as leadership styles, route planning and selection. There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions about any aspect of the ML syllabus.


A qualified and experienced mountain leader with local knowledge

All safety equipment

Not included:

Personal walking kit (you must have full waterproofs, warm clothing, walking boots)

Equipment (tent, sleeping mat & bag, cooking equipment, torch etc)

Map and compass

Transport to the start


Group size: 2-8
Your guide:

Sam is a highly qualified instructor with over 11 years of experience working in the outdoor industry. Sam is passionate about teaching others of all abilities and experience to enjoy the mountains safely and to make it accessible to everyone and guiding them through there own journey of discovery. He loves to travel around the world climbing and mountaineering although he is always drawn to the mountains of Snowdonia, where he spends most of his time. Sam has devoted the last 11 years to building up experience and qualifications to be able to instruct and guide people in the outdoors. He currently holds the Summer and Winter Mountain Leader Award, Single Pitch Award, MIAS Level 1, Swift Water Rescue, Paddlesport Instructor Award, Paddlesport Leader Award and Outdoor First Aid.


The cost for the weekend is £200 per person plus VAT (£240). A deposit £100 will be taken upon booking which secures your place on the course. Further information on the course plus arrangements for meeting will be sent nearer the time. The course is suitable for anyone who has completed their summer ML practice or is fully qualified but would like a refresher.