Adventure Sports Coaching
Hajar Mountain Adventures is a Ras Al Khaimah based company able to deliver fundamental skills training courses and RAKTDA approved and certified leadership training and assessment courses. These certified courses cover all adventure activities from hiking, climbing, abseiling, canyoneering, mountaineering and kayaking. We also offer a fast track instructor training scheme, covering all aspects of the adventure activities training and assessment process to become a RAKTDA fully certified leader.
Activities and Trips
Hajar Mountain Adventures offers various adventure activity tours and trips in hiking , climbing, abseiling, canyoneering and kayaking in the region of Ras al Khaimah. They accommodate for introductory trips for absolute beginners to the more advanced activities for the more adventurous and experienced. Hajar Mountain Adventures also offer bespoke adventure days for corporate team building and leadership development from weekends to full-week programs.
Mountain Leader Training
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This skills training course is authorised and certified through RAKTDA and is the prerequisite for the Mountain Leader assessment. The terrain for this award is mountainous areas higher than 600m above sea level. Candidates should have previous hiking experience of areas such as those included in the Lowland Hill and Wadi Leader Award. This course is for those who want to take groups into mountainous terrain for single day, overnight or multi-day trips. The course covers all aspects of map work, compass use, navigational aids, expeditions, camp craft, safety considerations, route planning, risk assessments and emergency procedures.
Further Information: Mountain Leader Training Course
Do you love being outdoors with plenty of fresh air and physical exercise involved? Are you looking to follow an exciting and adventurous career path?Do you want to build on your previous experiences and develop your personal and leadership skills to allow you to safely lead groups in the Hajar Mountains of the UAE?
The Mountain Leader Award is a RAKTDA accredited scheme, developed and administered by Hajar Mountain Adventures, the ONLY organisation to be given permission to run these RAKTDA certified courses, which would allow license application.
The Mountain Leader Training and Assessment Course was established to promote the safe enjoyment of the hills and mountains. The scheme provides training and assessment in the technical and the group management skills required by those who wish to lead groups in the mountains, hills and wadis of the Hajar Mountains.
It integrates experience, training and assessment in a variety of testing conditions in mountainous country. The Mountain Leader scheme offers the opportunity to gain technical competence in leading walkers in the hills and mountains. It is the combination of technical skills, wide experience and personal leadership qualities, which form the basis for effective group management, and the scheme trains and assesses all these aspects. It emphasises those skills, which a candidate may have difficulty in learning without expert guidance. There is a wide range of skills and knowledge that a mountain leader needs in order to operate effectively. Not only is it necessary to perform each element in isolation, it is also vital that leaders are able to combine several skills at any one time.
For example they need to be able to look after their group and navigate simultaneously, choose objectives appropriate to the experience, skills and motivation level of the group, plan according to the prevailing conditions and the leader’s own experience and ability, carry out or supervise relevant planning considerations e.g. parental consent, authority clearance, personal and medical information, finances, insurance and transport, complete detailed preparations e.g. plan routes, check access, obtain weather forecasts and brief the group, ensure the group is appropriately prepared for the activity and comply with current legislation relating to the activities.