Originally from Yorkshire I moved to Scotland in 1990 to spend more time in the outdoors. Climbing , trekking and travelling has taken me from the Gritstone crags of my youth to wild and remote areas in Britain and Ireland, Europe, North America, Bolivia, Nepal and Patagonian Ice Cap.
I work in a variety of outdoor roles and environments, delivering outdoor activities, educational/learning programmes to a diverse client range including – schools and young people, sports teams, learning and physical disability groups, military, corporate team building, stag and hen parties, families and individuals.
I’m a qualified Summer and Winter Mountain Leader, John Muir Award Leader, Bushcraft and Wilderness Living Skills Instructor, member of Mountain Training Association and Institute of Outdoor Learning, First Aid qualified and about to complete Wilderness Guide training programme.
Qualifications need to be backed up with experience, you have to be ‘out there’. As a novice 15 year old wannabe mountaineer I first visited England’s highest summits in the Lake District – 42 years later I’m leading groups through those same mountains and dales and it’s still as enjoyable.
Place to Play
Ben Avon summit plateau. It feels remote – a long walk-in; wild-‘the path less travelled’ untrammeled spurs and tors to explore (found a 1947 Half-Crown lying on surface of gravel below a small outcrop…) ; somewhat ethereal, especially on a solo bivi trip.
Not a lot of people know this
Im an accomplished engraving artist.
Favourite joke – ‘Orange for a head’…. Please ask.