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Mountain Leaders – What are your aims?

Benjamin Yates

Mountain Leaders – What are your aims?

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post, the last one been over 1 year ago, oops. A lot has happened since then. 

The thing is, I have been struggling creatively lately. Not only that, but I have felt like I have got completely side tracked away from my passion, taking people out into nature and making the feel at home, giving them a boost in mental health and energy. I am missing it loads.


My procrastination came in the form of selling Christmas trees for 5.5 weeks. I am hoping the effort of all the lifting sawing, early mornings, late nights and stormy weekends will pay off. I worked the trees to help me promote my services more widely in this upcoming season. It is a short Sharpe investment of time for a reward that can be invested into my own business. 

Anyway, my complaining and dreamy thoughts aside. I am writing this blog post to try and get some motivation and momentum back. Therefore I have decided to write at least one blog post per week. They will be short and to the point but will cover something of interest that ties in with exploring the mountains. 

It could be fact, fiction, philosophy or a new skill I learned and I hope to involve others too. 

I put out a poll on Instagram asking what I should write my next blog post on. Keith from Instagram commented, please check him out here.  Keith was reaching out to Mountain Leader trainees and Mountain Leaders asking what their plans are now they are newly qualified, or what their plans are for the upcoming season. 

I thought this would be a good place to start. 

Here is my idea. 

If you are a newly qualified Mountain Leader or you plan to be qualified asap answer the following question and I will feature you in the next blog post. It will also give me some winter time Instagram content to share and tag you in. 

Also, if you are already fully qualified you can answer the same question and I will feature your responses too. Your responses will help the new folk to shape their plans. 

Here is the question……

What is your aim for the 2022 season? Why is your approach unique, What are you brining to the craft that will make a difference?


Please email your response to

 It makes it easier to read unlike messenger and it makes it easier transfer it to the blog post. 

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