About

I am a qualified outdoor instructor living in Abergavenny South Wales and a full Member of the Assiociation of Mountaineering Instructors. To find out more of what this means you can follow this link

http://www.mountain-training.org/associations/ami/about-ami

I have been working in the outdoor industry for over 18 years delivering adventure activities to many different people.

After leaving college I was inspired to work in the outdoors so I applied for a job working as an assistant instructor In an outdoor centre in Glencoe where i gained a vast amount of experience working with a variety of groups and experienced instructors. With this experience i gained NGB qualifications in many different outdoor activities.

Climbing and mountaineering has always been My passion. Because of this I wanted to travel as often as possible searching for mountains to scale and rocks to climb. I travelled to many different places such as Australia, France, Spain, Switzerland, and throughout the UK such as Cairngorms, Lochaber, Skye, Lake District, Peak District, Snowdonia, Cadir Idris, Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor and Cornwall.

I eventually settled in South Wales working as a duty manger for a small outdoor centre. I was given the oportunity to lead groups in a variety of outdoor activities and also lead groups all around the UK and parts of Europe, while gaining qualifications along the way.

Qualifications

Mountain Instructor award
Winter mountain leader
BCU level 3 kayak coach
5 star canoe river leader
Stand up paddle board coach
Mountain bike level 2 leader
Rescue 3 pro tech
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold assessor

Additional

Climbing and abseiling technical advisor South wales venues
Mountain walking technical advisor
Single Pitch Award Course Director
Hill and mountain skills course tutor

Gorge walking technical advisor at Dinas rock

Over the past 15 years I have lead and supported groups in a variety of trips including:

  • Welsh 3000 peaks
  • National three peaks challenge
  • Spanish rock climbing
  • Canoeing expedition’s  Ardeche France
  • Kayaking Trips, Haute Alps
  • Sport climbing, Haute Alps
  • North wales scrambles
  • Britain’s highest peaks
  • Multi pitch climbing North wales
  • Multi pitch climbing Lake district

Over view of experience

I have been working in South wales for the past 15 years delivering adventure activities to all age groups and abilities. I have been involved with the delivery of the following activities.

  • Gorge walking
  • Climbing and Abseiling
  • Caving
  • canoeing
  • kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Hill and mountain walking
  • Problem solving
  • Archery
  • Stand up paddle boarding

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