/ MIA Trainee offering free instruction in Scotland

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Mine2209 - on 23 Jul 2014
Hi all,

I am currently getting ready for my MIA (Mountain Instructors Award) assessment and am looking for people (preferably pairs) to provide free tuition to in preparation for it.

It will involve going rock climbing and scrambling in Scotland and either been guided or receiving tuition and in cases maybe bit of both.
I am particularly interested to hear from people wanting to make there first steps to leading or wanting to progress from single pitch to multi-pitch leading.
As well as people looking to get out scrambling, who may only have walking experience and are wanting to make the next step.

I currently work as a freelance outdoor instructor based in Scotland, I hold the Summer Mountain Leader award (ML), Winter Mountain Leader award (WML), Single Pitch Rock Climbing award (SPA), have completed my Mountain Instructor Award (MIA) training and am a trainee member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructor (AMI)

My assessment dates are in early September and I'm available for almost all of the remainder of July and August to take people out both weekdays and weekends.

If you'd like to take up this opportunity please email me through here giving a brief outline of your previous experience and what you'd like to learn, as well as a contact number so we can have a chat and we'll go from there.

Don't be shy I would ideally like to book as many people as possible


MIA Trainee
- As an MIA trainee I do not, as yet, hold the Mountain Instructor Award which is the recognised qualification for the instruction of scrambling and multi-pitch rock climbing in the UK. I've undergone the training course, but training for an award does not constitute a qualification. The term aspirant should not be used as a level of competency for multi-pitch climbing has not been assessed.

- I do not hold insurance that allows me to receive payment or benefits in kind for instruction, but as a volunteer with membership of a mountaineering council of the UK or Eire I am insured for third part liability. These topics will need to be discussed in detail and agreed before an activity is conducted.

Many Thanks

Mine2209 - on 31 Jul 2014
In reply to Mine2209:

I have this weekend 2-3rd august still free, only weekend slot I can do at the moment in the next month, If anyone fancies getting out and getting some instruction, maybe progressing to multipitch? learning to lead? or starting out scrambling.

Let me know.
Mine2209 - on 31 Jul 2014
The only other dates I have available still are as follows;

7-8th August
18-19th August
25-29th August

Or any variation of those

Hope to hear from you,

Hyphin - on 31 Jul 2014
In reply to Mine2209:

gazb45 on 18 Aug 2014 - whois?
In reply to Mine2209:

Hi Sam,

recently got into climbing and would love to take you up on your offer. I am based in Glasgow and would be coming by myself. When are you next heading out with available spaces?

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