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INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN LEADER

Accompagnateur en Montagne
After many years of training, I am now a fully qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) which opens up a whole new world of work opportunities. I am now able to lead hiking tours all over the world, but more importantly I have an outdoor qualification that is recognised and highly regarded by the French for hiking and mountain biking.

The final assessment took place in the Pyrennees Orientales where we found great snowshoeing terrain.  We were tested on micro navigation every day during which we had to talk about various environmental subjects.  Animal tracks, tree's, geology, local area geography and other general nuggets of information.  Other area's covered included emergency rope work in snow covered terrain and multi burial avalanche transceiver searches (find and probe 2 units in 8 minutes, I averaged 4 minutes).