Preparation for the Mountain Leader exam (Gap)

Duration : 5 days

France, Southern Alps

Level : good

from 370 € / p. from 1 to 8 persons

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Do you want to become a mountain leader? Then it is important to prepare yourself for the probationary exam!

I organize training courses in Gap (Hautes-Alpes) during which you can fullyprepare yourself for this exam which includes two tests: an orienteering walk with markers to find on the ground and a written test on your general knowledge of the mountain.

The probationary exam is between 95 and 70% failure rate for the candidates who take it: it is therefore essential to prepare seriously!

The program focuses on the following items:

  • Orienteering: technical work in the classroom and in the field.
  • Work on the MCQ.
  • Preparation of your equipment and your exam.
  • Exchange on the mountain leader training.

Price of 370€ / person for 5 people registered, then decreasing price according to the number of participants.

It is also possible to participate only in an orienteering race and the mock exam for a price of 100€ per person (for 2 days of training).



  • Morning:
    • Welcome and introductions.
    • Orienteering theory, equipment and map/land relationship.
  • Afternoon: Orienteering.
  • End of day: Presentation of the probationary test, expectations and prerequisites.


  • Morning: Technical work and orienteering strategy.
  • Afternoon: Star-shaped orienteering course with application of what has been learned.
  • End of day: Probationary MCQs and written assessment on the theme of orienteering.


  • Morning: Orienteering course.
  • Afternoon:
    • End of orienteering course.
    • Corrected MCQ from previous day.
    • MCQS.
  • End of day: Free discussion on the content and organization of the mountain leader training course.


  • Morning: Orienteering.
  • Afternoon:
    • End of orienteering course.
    • Material required for the exam.
    • Pre-exam strategy.
  • End of day: Free time and individual preparation for the mock exam.

D5: Mock exam.

The price includes

  • Supervision of the training by the mountain leader.
  • Accommodation in comfortable gites with bed linen provided.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from Gap in the Hautes-Alpes.
  • Transfers to the orienteering courses (carpooling possible between students).
  • Food (self-catering accommodation).
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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