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Nigel Lewis passes IML summer assessment

Mountain Experience are pleased to announce that Nigel Lewis has passed the International Mountain Leader summer assessment.

The aim of the qualification is to enable qualified professionals to lead walking parties on high altitude treks and mountain expeditions. Whilst the qualification is specifically focused on mountaineering, it is equally appropriate for people who lead expeditions to any remote area. IMLs can be found leading groups on the major walking paths and expedition routes throughout the world.

To attain the qualification candidates must attend training courses in the UK and a winter training venue such as The Alps, Pyrenees or Norway. Then there are three separate tests; a speed navigation test, a four day long summer assessment and finally a five day long winter assessment. Nigel has successfully completed the first two tests and hopes to complete the final phase in 2015.

“I’m really pleased to pass the test and looking forward to the winter assessment.” said Nigel. “It’s been testing, rewarding and great fun!”

winter training in Norway

winter training in Norway

Nigel Lewis passes International Mountain Leader Speed Navigation Assessment

Marker flag on IML Speed Nav test

Marker flag on IML Speed Nav test

Congrats to Nigel Lewis who has just passed his Speed Navigation Test as part of the International Mountain Leader Award. The test consisted of navigating to marker flags spread over the side of Moel Siabod in Snowdonia. He was allowed a time of 2 hours 43 minutes and was delighted to romp home with 50 minutes to spare. Congratulations also to all the other aspirant leaders who passed on the same day.