Working full-time in the outdoors is for many a dream job, and the first step on the path to doing this is registering with Mountain Training to become a Mountain Leader. The organisation was formed to provide education and training in the leadership, instruction and coaching of climbing, walking and mountaineering in the UK and they provide a range of nationally-recognised mountain leadership, instruction and coaching awards and approve training course providers. This year the organisation is celebrating its 50th anniversary and since it all began in 1964 there have been over 143,000 candidates registering for an award. But what’s the reality for those who sign up to become a Mountain Leader? I explored the subject for Trek and Mountain magazine, which you can read here: Mountain Leaders: Born to Lead.