I have been climbing and mountaineering for over 30 years and have travelled to many parts of the world in pursuit of enjoyment, work and adventure including the Himalaya, Europe and North America. During this time I have climbed grade VII ice, extreme rock, trekked in some of the most stunning parts of the world and have met some amazing people.
I have based myself in Snowdonia since 1983 and have worked as an instructor in centres such as Ogwen Cottage Outdoor Education Centre and Plas y Brenin (the National Mountain Centre). Much of this work was guiding and instructing adults and young people in around the spectacular Snowdonia National Park as well as training and assessing instructors of the future.
I qualified as a Mountain Instructor (MIC) in 1988 and as an International Mountain Leader in 1994; I am a member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) and British Association of International Mountain Leaders (BAIML).
I work as a freelance inspector for the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS), which involves visiting outdoor activity centres and businesses to ensure that their safety systems and activities are run to the highest standards and I also work for the Beacon Climbing Centre, which is North Wales’ biggest and best indoor climbing wall, as their Chief Instructor.
I’ve been working on and directing ML courses since 1986 and have been a course provider for ML since 1995. I am also a provider of CWA (including all modules) and SPA courses.