Mountain LEAD certificates provide a clear and achievable benchmark that any volunteer organization can use in its instruction and leadership. Through mentorship and collaboration, MEA helps local outdoor communities provide consistent, safe and inclusive instruction.
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MEA partners with climbing organizations to train volunteer educators through a combination of online learning and field practice.
MEA curricula include online trainings to augment the rigorous technical proficiency required of the Mountain LEAD certificates. Course content includes group management, principles of instruction and anti-harassment trainings.
MEA has developed detailed training standards and protocols available to participating organizations.