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Publication Type
Guidebook (4th edition)
Eric Langmuir
Date Published
208 x 148 mm
Number of Pages
Purchase Info
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National organisation
Siabod Cottage, CAPEL CURIG, Conwy, LL24 0ES
01690 720272
01690 720248
Supplier Info

Mountain Training is the collection of awarding bodies for skills courses and qualifications in walking, climbing and mountaineering in the UK and Ireland. Their mission is to inspire, enable and develop people in walking, climbing and mountaineering through the provision of nationally and internationally recognised skills training and leadership qualifications.


Publisher's website 2018

Long recognised as an authoritative text by the Mountain Training Boards of the United Kingdom,’Mountaincraft and Leadership’ is an invaluable source of information for everyone, whether novice walker or experienced mountain leader, who wishes to venture into and enjoy the British hills in all seasons.

A wide range of techniques and skills, essential information and useful advice is included in chapters that range from the underpinning skills of navigation and campcraft through weather interpretation and party leadership to snow and ice technique and emergency procedures. The text is illustrated throughout with clear step-by-step diagrams, charts and tables.

The fourth edition has been fully revised by an expert writing team and includes up to date information on first aid and hypothermia as well as substantially rewritten chapters on avalanches and river crossings. Access information has been updated to include recent changes to legislation and land management.

‘Mountaincraft and Leadership’ is both an ideal introduction to the skills required for summer and winter mountaineering and an invaluable reference work.