"To offer reassurance to parents that their children were in safe hands, I undertook training with the Mountain Leader Training Board
and gained my Mountain Leader Award in 2003.
"In fact, in Judge Dutton's directions to the jury he pointed out that the prosecution's own expert witnesses, which included experts from the Mountain Leader Training Board
and Mountain Training Trust at Plas Y Brenin, had not been able to criticise in any way the methods and
``In broad terms we follow the recommendations laid down by organisations like the Mountain Leader Training Board
and other national governing organisations.''
In the case of mountaineering, the leader would be someone who met the Mountain Leader Training Board
Mr Bailey said that although the scouting movement had been involved in talks since Jonathan's death with the British Mountaineering Association and the Mountain Leader Training Board
, it did not appear to have applied the advice.