Preparation for the Mountain Leader exam (Savoie)

Duration : 6 days

France, Northern Alps

Level : experienced

from 700 € / p. from 4 to 12 persons

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Description

The aim of this 6-day course, which takes place in Savoie (in the Maurienne valley first then in the Bauges massif) is to prepare you for the probationary examination for the mountain leader state diploma and thud optimise your chances of success.

The course is composed of two parts:

  • D1 to D3: Part 1 in Saint-Jean-d'Arves in the Maurienne valley.
    This module covers the following topics:
    • Preparation for orienteering: training on orienteering routes and navigation strategy (movements).
    • Training for the varied terrain test: techniques for evolving in difficult terrain.
    • Preparation for the interview and the MCQ: strategy and stress management.
  • D4 to D6: Part 2 in La Féclaz in the Bauges massif.
    This module covers the following topics:
    • Preparation for orienteering: training on orienteering routes and navigation strategy (movements).
    • Training for the varied terrain test: techniques for evolving in difficult terrain.
    • Preparation for the interview and the MCQ: strategy and stress management.

Prerequisite:

  • Having a personal practice of the activity, basic knowledge and a personal and professional project.
  • The trainee must be registered for the exam or in a process of going to the exam in the short term.

The advantages of the training:

  • An evolution on areas with different morphologies: alpine reliefs (a priori easier), Nordic reliefs (navigation and map reading more delicate).
  • Alternating sessions in the field (orienteering course) and theoretical sessions in the classroom (MCQs, simulated interviews).
  • Individualised follow-up.
  • Experienced trainers.
  • Permanent orientation courses with several circuits.

Program

D1: Saint-Jean-d'Arves (part 1).

  • Review of the basics.
  • Practical orientation exercises.

D2: Saint-Jean-d'Arves (part 1).

  • Orienteering (timed race, probationary exam type).
  • Work on the MCQ.

D3: Saint-Jean-d'Arves (part 1).

  • Orienteering (timed race, probationary exam type).
  • Exercise in varied terrain.
  • Viewing and analysis of the varied terrain (video work).

D4: Bauges massif (part 2).

  • Orienteering (timed race, probationary exam type).
  • Work on the MCQ and the interview.

D5: Bauges massif (part 2).

  • Orienteering (timed race, probationary exam type).
  • Work on the MCQ.

D6: Bauges massif (part 2).

  • Orienteering (timed race, probationary exam type).
  • End of course assessment.

The price includes

  • Teaching and supervision by the experienced mountain leaders.
  • Teaching fees.
  • Accommodation.
  • Meals.
  • Tourist taxes.

The price does not include

  • Return transport to and from the place of the internship.
  • Transfer from Saint-Jean-d'Arves to the Bauges massif (can be done by carpooling).
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".

Accommodation

  • Lodge.
Next departures :

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

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