Mountain Training Cymru

About Mountain Training Cymru’s (MTC) role is to provide skills training and qualification schemes for individuals, leaders, instructors and coaches of groups participating in mountaineering and related activities, to offer advice and promote good practice among the mountaineering community within Wales.

Mountain Training Cymru along with Mountain Training England (MTE), Mountain Training Scotland (MTS) and Mountain Training Board Ireland (MTBI) is a full member of Mountain Training UK.

Mountain Training Cymru is a registered company and has five voluntary company directors which make up the board. Additionally, Mountain Training Cymru has a members’ council which meets three times a year to help shape the strategic direction of the organisation and acts as a forum among the hill walking, climbing and mountaineering community in Wales with particular interest in leadership activities.

Executive Officer

Simon Patton

Executive Officer MTC

Telephone: 01690 720125

Email: Simon@mountain-training.org

  • Quality Assurance and Provider Support
DirectorsChair Anne Vowels
Treasurer: David Jones
Director: Mike Rosser
Director: Andy Newton
Director: Allan Gibbs
Council of members
  • Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres
  • Association of Mountaineering Instructors
  • British Association of International Mountain Leaders
  • British Mountaineering Council Cymru
  • British Mountain Guides
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Wales)
  • Girlguiding Cymru
  • North Wales Mountain Rescue Association
  • Plas y Brenin (Mountain Training Trust)
  • Outdoor Education Advisors Panel for Wales
  • Scouts Cymru
  • Ramblers Cymru

Mountain Training Cymru Observers:

  • British Mountaineering Council
  • Institute of Outdoor Learning
  • Joint Services Mountain Training Centres
  • Mountain Training UK
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Y Bartneriaeth Awyr Agored / The Outdoor Partnership
  • Wales Activity Tourism Organisation/Adventure Smart
Documents Mountain Training Cymru Strategic Plan 2016-2021 (click to view/download)

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