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Mountain Leader Assessment Course

RAKTDA Certified UAE Mountain Leader Course 2022

  • Started Mar 19
  • 5,000 UAE dirhams
  • Hajar Mountains

Service Description

Contact Via Chat or Email to Arrange Dates OPTION 1: 4 X DAYS: MON-THUR OPTION 2: 2 X WEEKENDS Once the Mountain Leader Training Program has been completed, it is then required for the candidate to spend time consolidating their learnings from the course and gain further experience in the mountains putting their skills into practise, before attending the Assessment Course. In order to be fully prepared to attend the assessment, it is essential to have built a solid foundation in the mountain leader technical skills such as using a map and compass, understanding contour interpretation and rope work. It is also essential that you have further developed your experience in group leadership skills and safety awareness, leading groups through and around the mountains of the UAE. You must have a minimum of 10 additional days, (AFTER ATTENDING THE TRAINING COURSE), which are recorded into the logbook provided with examples and evidence of the routes undertaken through route cards and maps created. The Assessment will be conducted over 4 days, either during the week (Monday - Thursday) or over two weekends, (Saturday - Sunday),both of which will involve an overnight expedition, where you will be in a leadership role of the group. During the assessment you will be expected to lead the team into and around the mountains demonstrating your navigational skills whilst being in constant control of group safety through your leadership and communication skills. The routes chosen will be over a variety of terrain including wadis, lowland hills, unmarked mountain passes, ridges and will also involve overnight camp organisation and night navigation. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate technical skills knowledge in all aspects covered through the mountain leader training course. After the completion of the five day Training Course and when the candidate successfully passes the four day Assessment Course, Hajar Mountain Adventures will inform Ras Al Khaimah Licensing Authority (RAKTDA) and the candidate will be awarded the UAE Mountain Leader Certification from RAKTDA. With this Certification you will be able to apply for licensing through RAKTDA in order to operate as a UAE Mountain Leader.

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PV73+X2 Al Riffa - Ras al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates