In reply to
UKC News: The recent postings on this topic reveal, not surprisingly, that although the various awards, Certificate and Guides' Carnet seem quite logical to those who are involved in following the schemes of training and assessment, there is far greater confusion amongst the very folk who may want to use the services of an 'award holder (Sp or MI), mountain leader (S, W, or I), mountain instructor and Guide. Oh, and by the way, just so that we don't get too complacent whilst trying to unravel all these acronyms, may I point out that there is an alternative or complementary group of MIC's separate from AMI, disregarding of course those MI's who choose not to be members of either organisation.
So, perhaps the general theme of these postings and those to come as this series progresses, should be forwarded to MLTUK, as they are in the throes of reviewing the Mountain Instructor Award. and there is an alternative or complementary group of MIC's separate from AMI. ....and after all those initials, I'm off for a p in the wc!