Advanced Mountain Walking Leader Award
The Advanced Mountain Walking Leader Scheme provides comprehensive training and assessment in the technical and group management skills required by those who wish to lead groups in the remote mountain areas of Africa. This award meets the UIAA model standards for mountain walking leaders.
The scheme offers the candidate the opportunity to gain technical competence in leading walkers. It does not provide a rock climbing or mountaineering qualification.
The scheme is intended for those leading groups in remote mountainous country where walkers are dependent on themselves.
Completion of a training course alone, without taking and assessment course, is not a qualification in itself, although it may be of considerable benefit to the trainee.
The Scheme comprises of:
Registration and issue of a logbook
A minimum six day training course
Further experience gained during a consolidation period
A four day assessment course
Continuing experience entered in a logbook
Advanced level course
Suits those who lead groups Off trails throughout South Africa
Provides a good grounding towards the Instructor level
Allows the leading of trips in all conditions in South Africa