International Mountain Leader Training

This week I have been on the IML training course at Glenmore Lodge in The Cairngorms. The course was not what I was expecting. It was too classroom orientated and time spent out on the hill was nowhere near what I was hoping for. There was a heavy emphasis on the environment which is great but this seemed to mostly be about flowers with little or no input on other key areas such as geology etc. We had a few hours looking at rope work and fixed equipment but I definitely think this should have been longer. The course also includes a speed navigation test (orienteering).