Mountain Leader Assessment INFORMATION
RAKTDA Certified UAE Mountain Leader Course
- 4,000 UAE dirhamsAED 4,000
- Hajar Mountains
**Becoming a Certified UAE Mountain Leader: Your Path to Excellence** Congratulations on completing the Mountain Leader Training Program! Now, it's time to take your skills to the next level and embark on the exciting journey towards becoming a Certified UAE Mountain Leader. **Consolidating Your Learning:** After completing the training program, you'll need to spend time consolidating your knowledge and gaining practical experience in the mountains. This phase is crucial for building a strong foundation in technical skills such as map and compass navigation, contour interpretation, and rope work. Additionally, you'll further develop your expertise in group leadership and safety awareness while guiding groups through the stunning mountains of the UAE. **The Assessment Course:** To prepare for the Assessment Course, you must have a minimum of 10 additional days of mountain experience (after attending the Training Course). These experiences should be documented in the provided logbook, showcasing route cards and maps as evidence of your journeys. **Assessment Details:** The Assessment Course spans 4 days, conducted either during the week (Monday - Thursday) or over two weekends (Saturday - Sunday). It includes an overnight expedition where you will take on a leadership role within the group. During the assessment, you'll be expected to lead the team into and around the mountains, demonstrating your exceptional navigational skills and ensuring group safety through effective leadership and communication. The routes chosen will encompass a variety of terrains, including wadis, lowland hills, unmarked mountain passes, ridges, and will also involve overnight camp organization and night navigation. You'll be required to showcase your technical skills knowledge, covering all aspects from the mountain leader training course. **Certification and Licensing:** Upon successfully completing the four-day Assessment Course, Hajar Mountain Adventures will notify Ras Al Khaimah Licensing Authority (RAKTDA), and you will be awarded the prestigious UAE Mountain Leader Certification from RAKTDA. This certification opens the door for you to apply for licensing through RAKTDA, enabling you to operate as a certified UAE Mountain Leader. Your journey to becoming a certified UAE Mountain Leader is a testament to your dedication, skills, and passion for mountain exploration. Embrace the challenge, excel in your assessment, and step into the world of mountain leadership.
**Booking, Cancellation, and Attendance Policy** 1. **Course Duration and Timings:** - Single-day activities vary in duration: approx. 3 hours (introductory), approx. 4-5 hours (intermediate), approx. 5-7 hours (advanced). - Workshops span 2 days,. - Certified courses are 4 days (usually 2 weekends) with 4 online sessions in the evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm. - All activities commence at 7 am. 2. **Booking Advance Notice:** - All participants are required to book at least 24 hours in advance before the scheduled activity or course start time. 3. **Instructor-Client Ratio:** - Each session will have 1 fully certified instructor for every 10-15 clients. This will depend on the activity and the location taking place. 2 instructors may sometimes be required for certain activities. 4. **Booking Window:** - Participants can book as soon as the activity or course becomes available. 5. **Payment Method and Timing:** - Only online payments are accepted, and each participant must book and pay 24 hours before the activity or course. 6. **Cancellation and Rescheduling:** - Participants must provide a minimum of 48 hours notice to cancel an activity or course. - No refunds are issued; instead, rescheduling to the next available date for that same activity or course is allowed. - Failure to attend the rescheduled activity date renders the booking place unavailable to the participant. Any and all refunds will not be permitted. 7. **Minimum Participation Requirements:** - Single-day activities require a minimum of 4 participants. - Certified RAKTDA courses require a minimum of 3 participants. - Skills workshops require a minimum of 1 participant. 8. **Cancellation Reasons and Evidence:** - Any nonattendance must be supported by evidence. - Medical reasons require an official, stamped, and authorized medical note from a registered UAE doctor. - Lateness, social engagements, or non-medical reasons are not considered valid for rescheduling without 48 hours notice. 9. **Medical Questionnaire and Health Considerations:** - All participants must complete a medical questionnaire. - Participants must have sufficient fitness and health to attend their chosen activity. - If fitness or health is in question, an official medical note is required to confirm eligibility. 10. **Attendance Tracking:** - Attendance is based on the number of participants present at the scheduled start time. - Participants arriving late are issued a warning and allowed no more than 10 minutes maximum. - Exceeding the 10-minute limit without providing 48 hours' notice is considered a no-show with no rescheduling or refund. Please read and understand this policy carefully before booking. We are committed to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. Your cooperation with these guidelines is greatly appreciated.