Skills Development

Our assured training aims to equip independent climbers, mountaineers and alpinists with the skills to mitigate risk, and enjoy their own independent trips to the mountains.

We offer short alpine skills training courses for independent climbers and aspiring alpinists when stepping up a level, or visiting a new mountain environment for the first time. Mentoring and coaching programmes are also available for instructors and mountain guides who wish to take advantage of assistance as they progress through their own careers, and the national governing body (NGB) awards structure.

Problem solving and improvised rescue training remains an important part of our UK offering. Sometimes things go wrong, and our clients tell us that being prepared for predictable problems and emergency situations allow them to plan trips to the mountains with confidence.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses are also available for current instructors and mountain guides along with our e-learning courses, the first of which is Mountain CRM.

A significant part of our assured training has been the delivery of applied Human Factors (HF) training for instructors and mountain guides.

Using the concepts of Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Non-technical Skills, Mountain Assurance has been the first to bring these safety seminars to the UK outdoor sector. Human Factors Fundamentals, and Mountain CRM – Human Factors for Instructors are one and two day safety seminars for outdoor professionals.

Similar training can be delivered to providers or organisations on a bespoke basis, please contact us.


Our Services

Alpine Skills Training

Short alpine skills training courses for independent climbers and aspiring alpinists. These bespoke sessions can be delivered in the UK or frequently, as a spring board to your own trip in the alps.

Ratio: 1:1 or 1:2

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Problem Solving and Improvised Rescue

Hope is not an effective risk management strategy. Develop the skills to deal with problems and predictable emergencies on major mountain crags and sea cliffs.

Ratio: 1:2

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Mountain CRM (e-learning)

Train your brain for avalanche terrain. This online course dives into the Human Factors (HF) of avalanche terrain using the concepts of Crew Resource Management (CRM) from the aviation sector.

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Human Factors Fundamentals

A one day introduction to Human Factors and Non-technical Skills, Decision Making, and CASM v3.0 Human Factors Tool. 

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Mountain CRM – Human Factors for Instructors

THE two day safety seminar for instructors who want to understand the limits of human performance and develop their Non-technical skills and make the right decisions to improve safety.

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Mountain CRM – Human Factors for Guides

A human factors seminar for IFMGA Mountain Guides who want to improve safety. Incorporating specific case studies of guiding from UK and Alpine environments.

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Want crew up and learn to improve safety?

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