Training for Underground Explorers

LCMLA and bespoke training
for cave/ mine explorers and leaders

This website has been set up to support candidates working through the LCMLA scheme. There’s a number of resources available on this site, all of which are free to access although some may need a password get at. You can request the password (again free) however will need to register an email address to gain access.

You can also use this site to book an assessment course, or arrange a training course.

In addition I can provide a variety of underground exploration courses, from guided adventures, personal tuition in SRT (Single Rope Technique), or nationally recognised governing body award (Local Cave & Mine Leader) training or assessments.

Up and coming courses are listed above, just clicking the link below.

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Find LCMLA training and assessment courses here, or book a bespoke course

Resources for LCMLA

Resources to help aspirant or developing cave and/ or mine leaders

Tyrolean Theory

Results of various projects around adventure Tyroleans

Anchors in Slate

Data and information gathered through a lengthy project confirming the performance of anchors in state