Mountain Training is the collection of awarding bodies for skills courses and qualifications in walking, climbing and mountaineering in the UK and Ireland.  Our vision is to create a diverse and active outdoor society, supported by inspirational leaders, instructors and coaches.  To achieve this we will inspire, enable and develop people in walking, climbing and mountaineering through the provision of nationally and internationally recognised skills training and leadership qualifications.

We believe in:

  • The safe enjoyment of walking, climbing and mountaineering. We disseminate guidance on good practice and provide training and qualifications for participants, instructors, leaders and coaches.
  • High-quality training and assessment delivered by experienced and supportive practitioners.
  • Developing independent walkers, climbers and mountaineers who practice and encourage, sustainable and sympathetic use of the outdoors by all users.
  • Supporting equal access to our sport for people from all backgrounds. We also believe that all people have the potential to develop leadership and coaching skills if trained appropriately.
  • Good leadership is about more than decision making and technical skill; it is about supporting and developing individuals.
  • Inspiring people to enjoy walking, climbing and mountaineering with confidence and skill.