Climbing / Mountaineering and Walking Qualifications in the UK

by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Sep/2011
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AMI Logo, 20 kbMountain guides, climbing instructors and mountain leaders.... what are they?!

If you are looking for a climbing instructor or mountain guide or hillwalking leader, or even if you are looking to become a climbing instructor or mountain guide or hillwalking leader, there is a series of articles on UKClimbing.com and UKHillwalking.com that tell you all about the different qualifications that are available.

There's lots of different qualifications out there and they can be a bit of a minefield.

So below are links to all our articles (with videos) on this subject, starting from an internationally qualified mountain guide who can take you up Mont Blanc and beyond, through to a climbing wall award holder who can instruct you at your local indoor climbing wall.

If you want know all about these qualifications - check out the articles below.

 

Qualification   More Info Web Site
British Mountain Guides BMG UKC Article www.bmg.org.uk
Mountain Instructor Certificate MIC UKC Article www.ami.org.uk
Mountain Instructor Award MIA UKC Article www.ami.org.uk
International Mountain Leader IML UKC Article www.mltuk.org
Winter Mountain Leader Award ML(W) UKC Article www.mltuk.org
Mountain Leader Award ML UKC Article www.mltuk.org
Single Pitch Award SPA UKC Article www.mltuk.org
Walking Group Leader Award WGL UKC Article www.mltuk.org
The Climbing Wall Award CWA UKC Article www.mltuk.org
The Climbing Wall Leading Award CWLA   www.mltuk.org

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